There's a timeless quality to Laurie Anderson's experimental '80s synth music that continues to inspires many (electronic) artists up until today. The lush and dream-like sonics of her work also makes it ideal material for remixing and sampling.
Beatmaster Dan "The Automator" Nakamura put his crafty hands on Anderson's sublime "From The Air" and turned up the drama of the original with heavier, hip-hop based beats and new synth effects that replace the horn-like sounds of the original. The San Francisco-based DJ is considered one of the most prolific hip hop DJs who gained mainstream notoriety in 2001 with his work for Gorillaz and particular "Clint Eastwood."
The original "From The Air" appears on Anderson's 1982 classic "Big Science" that was re-released in July. Look out for a brand-new album of Anderson in 2008 on Nonesuch Records when she will embark on a national tour as well.