Remixes

My remixes of various songs over the years. Most of the time, my goal is to rearrange the song a bit for the way I like to mix when DJing and to emphasize a groove I really like while eliminating stuff I find annoying.

 

Blue Monday (Remix)

Blue Monday (Remix)

A gentle remix of Blue Monday — extending out the intro and some other grooves for mixing, a little rearranging, a couple of transitions.

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Recorded by April, 2002 · Link

 

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Not really a remix of “Sunglasses at Night”, but a heavy borrowing. My goal was a to create a track with a nice groove that would seem vaguely familiar when played out but then become really familiar as the track went on.

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Recorded by April, 2002 · Link

 

Blue Loops

Blue Loops

A heavily processed remix of Blue Monday.

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Recorded by June, 2002 · Link

 

Right On Target (Perkowitz Mix)

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Recorded by October, 2004 · Link

 

The Paperwork Explosion

The Paperwork Explosion

A remix of a Raymond Scott track off of “Manhattan Research, Inc”.

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Recorded by July, 2008 · Link

 

Dirty Laundry (Perkowitz Mix)

Dirty Laundry (Perkowitz Mix)

A remix of the Don Henley song, just spooling out the opening groove that’s so good.

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Recorded by January, 2009 · Link

 

Miss Otis Regrets (Perkowitz Mix)

Miss Otis Regrets (Perkowitz Mix)

A slow, creepy remix of the Ella Fitzgerald original. I intended it to go with the “Fourth Trimester” music, but we decided it’s too creepy to soothe infants.

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Recorded by January, 2009 · Link

 

Sargeant Ridiculous (Perkowitz Truncates)

Sargeant Ridiculous (Perkowitz Truncates)

A remix of the Chaircrusher song. I basically took his complex, evolving sounds and cut them down to simple tech-house loops (hence “truncates”) and then grooved it out for eight minutes. That’s the Perkowitz way.

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Recorded by February, 2009 · Link

 

Tickertape (Perkowitz Mix)

Tickertape (Perkowitz Mix). My remix of the Codebase track, appearing on the Tickertape EP.

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Recorded by June, 2009 · Link

 

It’s Time for the Perkulator

It’s Time for the Perkulator

A remix of the classic Cajmere track from 1992. This should be my theme song.

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Recorded by July, 2009 · Link

 

I Can’t Go For That (Perkowitz Mix)

I Can’t Go For That (Perkowitz Mix)

A remix of the Hall & Oates classic. I had forgotten what a great groove it had at the beginning until I heard it at a wedding recently. So I had to extend out that groove and then do some chopping and filtering on the rest.

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Recorded by October, 2010 · Link

 

Dream On (Perkowitz Mix)

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Recorded by December, 2010 · Link

 

Psycho Killer (Perkowitz Mix)

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Recorded by March, 2011 · Link

 

Psycho Killer (Perkowitz Dub)

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Recorded by March, 2011 · Link

 

Life During Wartime (Perkowitz Dub)

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Recorded by March, 2011 · Link

 

Psycho Killer (Perkowitz Bonus Beats)

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Recorded by March, 2011 · Link

 

Do It Again (Perkowitz Mix)

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Recorded by April, 2011 · Link

 

Pop Idol (Perkowitz Mix)

Pop Idol (Perkowitz Mix)

I took two minute-long tracks from Section 25’s album “Nature + Degree” and spun them out into this.

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Recorded by June, 2011 · Link

 

Garageland (Perkowitz Mix)

Garageland (Perkowitz Mix)

Another Section 25 remix, this one (mostly) removing vocals I didn’t like and focusing on a nice groove.

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Recorded by June, 2011 · Link

 

Looking from a Hilltop (Perkowitz Mix)

Looking from a Hilltop (Perkowitz Mix)

Remix of one of Section 25’s best-known (and most-sampled) tracks. I combined a couple of the original mixes with some great grooves from Stephen Morris’s recent remix.

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Recorded by June, 2011 · Link

 

Looking from a Hilltop (Perkowitz Dub)

Looking from a Hilltop (Perkowitz Dub)

Had to give this song another remix, featuring the killer 808 loop from Stephen Morris’s Retrofit remix front and center.

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Recorded by June, 2011 · Link

 

Sweet Dreams My LA Ex (Perkowitz Mix)

Sweet Dreams My LA Ex (Perkowitz Mix)

Remix of the great Rachel Stevens song.

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Recorded by July, 2011 · Link

 

Sweet Dreams My LA Ex (Perkowitz Dub)

Sweet Dreams My LA Ex (Perkowitz Dub)

More beat-heavy remix of the Rachel Stevens song, highlighting the trademark distorted 808.

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Recorded by July, 2011 · Link

 

Summer Place (Perkowitz Mix)

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Recorded by August, 2011 · Link

 

Jump Jump Around Jump

Jump Jump Around Jump

Kriss Kross and House of Pain play surprisingly well together, but getting Van Halen into the party was a little harder. It was worth the effort though.

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Recorded by June, 2012 · Link

 

Jump (for my Love)

Jump (for my Love)

The Pointer Sisters sure knew how to create a groove. I just took some of my favorite bits of this song and played around with them.

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Recorded by June, 2012 · Link

 

Separate Ways (Perkowitz Mix)

Separate Ways (Perkowitz Mix)

The synth line on this song just demanded a remix. I had trouble making the rest of it work, but it’s worth it for the synth line.

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Recorded by June, 2012 · Link

 

Too Much Time On My Hands (Perkowitz Mix)

Too Much Time On My Hands (Perkowitz Mix)

I heard this on the radio a couple weeks ago and the opening synth line is irresistible.

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Recorded by June, 2012 · Link

 

Oh Sheila (Perkowitz Mix)

Oh Sheila (Perkowitz Mix)

Ready for the World had some great drum programming, on this and other songs. Must have it.

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Recorded by June, 2012 · Link

 

The Glamorous Life (Perkowitz Mix)

The Glamorous Life (Perkowitz Mix)

The drums on the original are irresistible, so I had to remix it.

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Recorded by June, 2012 · Link

 

Do You Wanna Funk (Perkowitz Mix)

Do You Wanna Funk (Perkowitz Mix)

Patrick Cowley, who produced the original, was a dance music genius.

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Recorded by July, 2012 · Link

 

The Glamorous Life (Perkowitz Clean)

The Glamorous Life (Perkowitz Clean)

Basically the same as my first remix, but with the vocals left untreated, so people can sing along when you play it.

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Recorded by July, 2012 · Link

 

Into the Groove (Perkowitz Mix)

Into the Groove (Perkowitz Mix)

I had forgotten what good grooves this song had. Plus great use of the 707/727 combo.

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Recorded by July, 2012 · Link