Tag Archives: King of Limbs

Radiohead – Codex (Deadmau5 cover)

It’s no surprise that Radiohead has had an enormous influence on Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5). You’ll find all kinds of Kid A traces on Random Album title, and his pervasive use of the keyboard is a clear adaptation.

This song won’t blow your mind (a. because it’s so similar to the original, b. because it wasn’t a “mind-blowing” song to begin with, and wasn’t meant to be), but it will give you a sense of Deadmau5‘s ear for music, and the patience and attention to detail required to make great electronic music in a pool of mediocre electronic music.

Unlike so many other artists, Thom Yorke sees electronic covers and remixes as creative exploration.

“I love that there is such a culture of remixing at the moment, all this flow of ideas. It may come outta the club scene but to me there is a lot more to it than that,” he said in an interview with SPIN, “I think it appeals to us as a band at the moment that ideas and versions are not so fixed and set in stone, it feels kind of healthy for music.”

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Thom Yorke on Remix Culture

In an interview Thom Yorke discussed Radiohead’s upcoming remix album TKOL RMX 1234567 and how he feels about the proliferation of remix culture.

“I was really curious to see how the people I was listening to so much would use what we gave them. I didn’t just want floor fillers and all that shit, I just wanted to see how the songs could really branch out and mutate.

I love that there is such a culture of remixing at the moment, all this flow of ideas. It may come outta the club scene but to me there is a lot more to it than that.

I think it appeals to us as a band at the moment that ideas and versions are not so fixed and set in stone, it feels kind of healthy for music.”

Some samples off the album via spin

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New Track: Modeselektor Radiohead Remix

King of Limbs was a mediocre album (by Radiohead standards, at least). Since its release, though, each song has been repeatedly mixed and molded into something new. Most of these tracks — thankfully — can’t seem to shake the embedded soul of Radiohead. It’s as if they made the album for this purpose.

Here’s one said remix from the German electro group, Modeselektor.

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