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Jewcy Music: Make Y-Love Sound Better

Remix contests, when done right, can be the coolest things in the world (ultra-hipster warning: refer to the Dismemberment Plan's fan-remixed best-of album that was their final release) or can, of course, be hackneyed cliches. In honor of Y-Love's impending … Read More

By / February 19, 2008

Remix contests, when done right, can be the coolest things in the world (ultra-hipster warning: refer to the Dismemberment Plan's fan-remixed best-of album that was their final release) or can, of course, be hackneyed cliches.

Y-Love meets the futureIn honor of Y-Love's impending debut album, Shemspeed is throwing open the master-tape vaults and offering open access to the sounds and vocals, and hoping you come up with something better than they did. (Well, not better than — it's a pretty incredible album, okay, let's hype it and say it's the best hip-hop album put out by a Bostoner Hasid EVER.)

So do your best — if you're not sure how to make a remix, download Ableton to get started — and we'll see what happens. Word is, next they're going to let you kids run wild with Pharaoh's Daughter, the Sephardic/world-music phenomenon who sounds really amazing without the use of blips and beeps. See if you can change my opinion about that.