Sunday, August 1, 2010

"Sexual Healing" (Simon's Dark Keys mix)



"Sexual Healing" (Simon's Dark Keys Mix)

This is my own mix/mash of the vocal from Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" with "Dark Keys" by the Jazz Liberatorz, with some additional editing work. "Sexual Healing" was never one of my favourite Marvin songs due to the original 80s instrumentation - so I replaced it :)

Edit : Thanks to Gilles Peterson for spinning this on Worldwide, and to all the other DJs who've subsequently picked it up for their mixes.

Feel free to publish on your blogs, but a link back would be nice! Hope you enjoy it, please leave a comment.

73 comments:

JTF said...

Interesting mix... Not sure how I feel on it, as the original is so ingrained into my being as to where I can still here what was there. Got to check the "Dark Keys" track on its own though... not hip to it!

Anonymous said...

very cool!! and you're right, the original song appeared in the wrong decade.

Sooor said...

sounding good, Simon....rly like it..

I think I have to check out the albums by the Jazz Liberatorz soon (just checked their Discogs entry...their albums are rated quite high ^^)

freebones said...

i'm not much of one for remixes. i like the art form, and i think it's cool to recreate older music, but they never really appealed to me. this, however, is really solid. you have some real vision, my friend.

for some humor in your life, a guy named hathbanger remixed miley cyrus and the notorious BIG to bring us "party and bullshit in the USA." if you're familiar with the songs that went into it, it's pretty funny. look it up on youtube or elsewhere.

anyway, thanks for this!

regards
-fb

saul said...

Liking this Simon - agree that Sexual Healing never really did it for me, but re-rubbing it makes it less overfamiliar. Reminds me a bit of this mix of 'Music Feel the Soul' by the Marvin Gaye Project.

http://rapidshare.com/files/410428485/Music_Feel_the_Soul.mp3.htm

Dontsendimdaahn said...

loved the original, but yours is definitely respectful and better for where we are now musically. In places it sounds like it was supposed to be made that way. Only in places though. It is Marvin Gaye after all.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely incredible job, two of my favorite artists put together very nicely. I really enjoy this and I hate 99.9% of mash-ups otherwise.

Anonymous said...

incredible

vesper said...

Hi Simon!
It's great, reminds me of an old 'Superstition' rework I did back in the days at Pharaohsdance, but this one is more "advanced" :)

I'm trying to get connected to the blogs again, and I'm about to start a new blog, as a departure from my previous one, much more focused on electronics and homemade mixes. But there may be some jazz and soul from time to time. Any chance you can add me to your blogwatch (don't know how that works :) )?

All the best

vesper said...

My new location: http://furiousbeatz.wordpress.com/

the jazzstronaut said...

Hey Simon, you're a man of many talents. Gotta say I'm really impressed. Well done, dear brother.

Anonymous said...

Healing flavour...

vesper said...

@Simon: thanks a lot!!

Robert said...

Simon,it took me 36 seconds and it seems that your mix is fiyah!
Me too loved the original but I understand where you come from.
Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

LISTEN...

BROTHER
ALL THESE PEOPLE THINK AND TALK TO FUCKING MUCH
THIS REMIX IS HOT
BAGGIN
GREAT WORK
PEACE

ashknuckles said...

Very nice... Thank You

makuma said...

Love it! Thank you Simon!

makuma said...

Love it! Thank you Simon!

Andreas said...

Great version!
I'm putting this one in my set tonight.

E-mile said...

hi Simon, just now had the time ( & guts?!) to give it a spin...well, it's a very CLASSY rework!!! I like it and will keep it somewhere in my Various folder on the portable MP3 player, so I will take it outside [:-)
thanks and keep the good worx up!
peace, E-mile
btw: planning to do an all-Stevie thing soon, so keep an eye out...

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the nice comments guys :)
Always love your Stevie collections e-mile, look forward to it

Theilf said...

Nice!

Thanks

verystupidhead said...

FABULOUS !!!

Andre said...

Like you bro not really one of my fav MG tracks, too synthy for my tastes but your mishmash is well up there a well nice cool-n-mellow vibe!

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon,
thanks for all your numerous posts keep doin' what u doin' :)

as for the sexual healing remix... well it's good but I think the track looses some of the sexual mood. and I'm saying being allergic to the sound of the 80s !

peace

Anonymous said...

Simon, this is sensationally good.

Simon666 said...

thanks for the comments guys :)

itr said...

Many thanks for this share.
And let me introduce my new "Into the Rhythm" blog: (http://intotherhyth.blogspot.com/

lord haw haw said...

Thanks for all the great music you have posted, exposure to this site and other similar (but not as good) has expanded the limits of my universe, however, a recent hard drive meltdown has robbed me of all my jazz. I really learned to dig the 70's sound of obscure spiritual jazz but now it seems that there is a shortage of good sites. Simon666 do you know of a good forum where I could begin to rebuild my access to universal vibrations. thanks, Lord haw haw at roches5@tcd.ie

Anonymous said...

Simon,

Where can I reach you?
Could you give me an e-mail address? (...or AIM, MSN).
If your mail isnt public, please drop me a test message to snaper.profound@gmail.com.
I've some specific questions.

Thank you in advance!
-snaper

Gorge Foreman said...

pure sickness..perfect for my blog. i will repost asap.

www.beatthebrakesoffyoass.blogspot

Gildas said...

Talking about new flavour: what about la Crème de la Crème ?

I meant let's go with the flow and pay tribute to some of the most brilliant musicians of that time ie. Robert Glasper and Chris Dave

Two things you gotta check rigth now
- "A tribute to Roy Ayers feat. Glasper Experiment &
Pete Rock" + Bilal

http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Revive_Da_Live_s___Tribute_to_Roy_Ayers__featuring_The_Robert_Glasper_s_Experiment__Pete_Rock___Stefon_Harris/

Damm these guys are just killing me !!! ENJOY!

- Robert Glasper Trio Experiment with Bilal au Festival Jazz à la Villette.
Derrick Hodge on contrebasse and Chris Dave on drums

Watch it while you still can. It won't stay there more than a couple of days

http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Robert_Glasper_Trio___Bilal_au_festival_Jazz_a_la_Villette/
you can enlarge the screen). Then it should be on air on Mezzo (merci vieille Europe de nourrir tes enfants)

Glasper did play grand piano and Rhodes stage piano, oh yeah...!

As u can imagine, Chris Dave blew every parisians up and down and
cornerly, also spiralmenté

Bilal was amazing. Among the 4 songs he performed, there was Billie Holiday "Body & Soul". I am still on the top of the snowy mountain he created for us during the song. He also sharply sang "All Matters" (from Glasper last double LP). I did not remember his voice was so diverse and perfect. A true artist

Uncomplete Track list
Down Time (with bits of Dilla "Fall in Love")
... feat. Bilal
Body&Soul feat. Bilal
Yes I'm Country(and that's o.k.)
59 south (with 3 notes of John Coltrane"My Favorite Thing")
Butterfly (starting at 74.18mn...I screamed at 74.12mn ! AH ).

There, we were all BLEW UP like only LOVE can do. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
...
All Matters feat. Bilal
...
[Encore] Reminisce

myspace.com/gildas12.htm

Simon666 said...

Those are fantastic Gildas, big thanks :)
Bilal doing "Little B's Poem" , wow ...

Gildas said...

Hey "Little B's poem", of course ! I should have remember. I may have the audio shortly, for both Glasper Trio and Ayers Tribute

Interested ?

For vid, we shall wait french/german TV Arte and maybe Mezzo to broadcast it soon. But only God can Tell when !

Cheersmate
Gildas

Gildas said...

Below the gift of the month (though I am just a messenger here, not the originator)

But before, can you help ?
Is there someone around with a premium access to megaupload ? The video from Roy Ayers Tribute is +1GB so it requires a special access on megaupload

How shall I access to it ? Can you re-upload the file ?

The link is http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S02W2M0T

OK ON THE ONE & TWO :

Robert Glasper Experiment w/ Pete Rock, Stefon Harris & Bilal
September 11, 2010
Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage - Roy Ayers Tribute
-streaming video: http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Revive_Da_Live_s___Tribute_to_Roy_Ayers__featuring_The_Robert_Glasper_s_Experiment__Pete_Rock___Stefon_Harris/
-FLV video file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S02W2M0T
-FLAC: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VCAVMBLM
-MP3 (256kbs): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HSZ9F9KX

Robert Glasper Trio & Bilal
September 12, 2010
Paris, France @ Cite de la Musique
-streaming video: http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Robert_Glasper_Trio___Bilal_au_festival_Jazz_a_la_Villette/
-FLV video file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WCZ46KGR
-FLAC: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EQB1W7XW
-MP3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I9BG3R8C

My pleasure, dear fellows

Gildas

Ms.BeatJunkie!!! said...

DOPE! Im feeling it and I think that if he were still alive this is the vibe he would bring....good job. Im feeling it

oui said...

outstanding batch of robert glasper links! i wished to be there but i was a bit short of money for the trip. damn, i missed something indeed. anyway merci for these lossless archives and let's expect to watch and maybe record this on arte hd or mezzo one day but nothing is scheduled for now apparently.

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JazzTaco said...

I don't generally care for remixes, but this was very well done--a significant improvement over the 80s sound. It could have used more Rhodes though, 'cause, well, you know...

LKP said...

v v nice... soundtracked my drive home last night courtesy of Gilles Peterson

Anonymous said...

Superb, I saw that Gilles Peterson played this on his Radio One show last night. prompted me to check it out and I am glad I did!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for letting me know guys :)
Would that be the same Gilles Peterson show with Gotan Project, i.e.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wq8d/episodes/2010

?

Simon666 said...

Answering my own question :
Apparently so, here's the tracklist :

http://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com/2010/10/gp-on-bbc-radio-1-w-philippe-cohen-solal-27-10-10/

Azuah; said...

This is awesome, great job!!

Simon666 said...

thanks Azuah :)

Georg said...

Very very nice!
Thank you, I will play it loud and proud :)

K-Loop said...

Thank You, please keep posting!!!

Ely said...

Classy. Your blog is excellent too!

Ely

http://songblague.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Love your blog and special thanks for the effort to offer previews!

Like your remix as well and would like to try my own luck :)
Would you mind to post the vocal track or name the source?

Greetings from Austria,
m

Simon666 said...

Hi m,
the source for the vocal was an acapella version on the expanded edition of the "Midnight Love" album - you should be able to search that out online somewhere ..
thanks for the comments,
Simon

Anonymous said...

That's a wicked mix. I personally prefer it to the original. Great work. Fantastic blog. Thank you!

Phase IV

Anonymous said...

Thank you – m

Z OHora said...

This is super dope!! I agree with you on the 80's instrumentation making this song blow, never understood how people love this one so much. But your version blows doors!

nuebeats said...

Hey Simon,

I didn't really like the original for the same reasons as you! This one is so much better! I'm gonna post this on my blog now (of course with a link to your site).

Nice!

Simon666 said...

Thanks nübeats :)

Anonymous said...

This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it.

Like most mash-ups, it has some places where it doesn't quite gel. In this case, the vocals go out of tune with the backing track from time to time. Rhythmically it works pretty well, though.

Dark Keys is a nice track.

Anyway, keep up the good work. Thanks for all the love you pass along to us.

J-beezie

the_down_Low said...

whilst i have always liked the original version (i like 80's soul stuff what can I say) this is a great remix, I have also been a fan of the Jazz Liberatorz for quite a while, so was extra keen to check this out, and even more congrats on getting play on Gilles Peterson's show, that man certainly knows good music!

Anonymous said...

Far and away, the best version of this song. Great blog!

The Evildoers said...

An extreme head-nod. I dig it much more than the original. I always thought the original was a tad bit corny. This remix is excellent!

dj new york city said...

beautiful mix, definitely will share this. Much better without the over produced 80s synths.

Hanoi Sessions said...

Good work, rehabilitated the track for me!
Got any other mash-ups planned?

Anonymous said...

Nice mix,this is from another world

Lovegrove said...

Very nice remix, well done.

kali said...

Tastefull & Classy! thanks!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for all the nice comments guys :)

FlimFlam said...

Beuatiful! - thanks will play out at the weekend

EchenMeLaCulpa said...

real concept of remix!!!

Dope!!!

Fede Rhodes said...

Its interesting,of course if youa re a dark rhodes lover...the harmony int he original composition is just so good.This ends up sounding bit boring like many neosoul stuff,not that much cause its not a loop over and over but still.Nice chill mix to integrate in a neosoul session...but am not a Dj myself

insomniax said...

great (re-)mixing job! thanks for the files too!

Unknown said...

BRO! Great job on this remix, perfectly moody 70's soul jazz stuff. Works so well with Marvin's vocal, I would love to hear an ALBUM of these kind of remixes, keep it up and keep us posted!!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Unknown and other commenters :)

DJ Kinetic said...

This is really nice Simon! Downloading now!

Simon666 said...

thanks Kinetic :)