I was reorganizing my iTunes playlists today and came across some tunes that were left in a miscellaneous playlist. Let's call these some of the forgotten tunes of 2004:
BT vs. The Doors "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
BT has worked his magic on this classic by The Doors and created a pulsating dance mix that fully respects the '60s original. [iTunes]
Jem "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Jem is one of 2004's true breakout artists. She shines on this cover of Paul McCartney's original. The song appears on the second "Music from The O.C." soundtrack. [iTunes]
Thievery Corporation ft. Perry Farrell "Revolution Solution"
Jane's Addition singer Perry Farrell adds his distinct vocals to this excellent track by world music groovers Thievery Corporation. The bisexual Farrell sings, “The toil of the many goes to the fortunate few” over eastern-inspired rock (tablas included) in one of the trippiest protest songs I've ever heard. [iTunes]
West Indian Girl "Hollywood"
Created in their Hollywood Hills studio, foursome West Indian Girl combines atmospheric electronica and rock to create a hazy soundscape that is truly mesmerizing. If you have a chance, also check out their self-titled debut album. [iTunes]
Magnetic Fields "I Thought You Were My Boyfriend"
The Magnetic Fields is the brainchild of gay composer Stephin Merritt who leans on both vintage pop and alternative rock. New York house remixer Robbie Rives teamed with Merritt for a dance remix "I Thought You Were My Boyfriend" that is taken from the album "i." A worthy flashback to '80 synth pop.[iTunes]
Lemon Jelly "Stay With You" Lemon Jelly's Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin mix up their mellow grooves and breaks with the chorus of Gallagher & Lyle’s I Wanna Stay With You." Also check out the colorful video for the song. [iTunes]
Gotan Project "La Cruz Del Sure" The musicians of the Gotan Project take you right to the vibrant nightlife of Buenos Aires with its passionate tango rhythms and sexy Spanish vocals. [iTunes]