Monday, October 11, 2010

Buzz Track: Gilbere Forte - Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer Remix)

Always cool when Hip Hop mixes with Indie and this is yet another reason why. Gilbere Forte, who recently jumped on remix of international hit Alors on Dance with Kanye, is an artist based out of Philly who is starting to make some noise with some of the material he's putting out. This time he borrows a sample of the huge hit Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine. You may remember her extremely well executed performance at the VMAs that had everyone in awe of her beautiful song. See the video of their original song below...

Kinda cool too that Indie champions, Yeasayer were behind the creation of this remix, providing the Indie bridge needed to pull together the two different styles. The "leave all your lovin' your lovin' behind" sample that is featured on the remix fits perfectly with the beat and @gilbereforte does his thing with upbeat, well thought out and methodically delivered verses.If I were to compare his delivery to another artist, it would probably Travie McCoy who has a really clear delivery and coherent lyrics.
Give it a listen, it's got radio appeal, but it comes from artists you wouldn't necessarily know. Expand your musical tastes, it's good music that blends different sounds and furthers the reach of Hip Hop. You know I'm all about that, do it for me then...

Gilbere Forte - Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer remix)
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Matty B. October 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

It's interesting, YeaSayer's video(below) has a similar weird aesthetic as Florence and the Machine. Dog Days is my happy song of the moment. I also recommend a cover she's done of "Halo" by Beyonce

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