Song of the Day: "Soul Shakedown Party" (Afrodisiac Sound System Remix), Bob Marley

A nicely reworked version of a classic reggae groover.

Published July 5, 2007 7:01AM (EDT)

Some fairly egregious music has resulted from remixing the work of classic artists, but "Roots Rock Remixed," which features assorted DJs and remixers taking on Bob Marley material, shows how it can be done right. Afrodisiac Sound System's version of "Soul Shakedown Party" is a perfect example: The addition of some sympathetic percussion, a few snaky synth lines and a minor tinkering with Marley's original vocal both honors and updates the source material. It's the less-is-more approach to remixing, and it works wonderfully.

-- David Marchese

The Song of the Day is also available as a podcast. (Subscribe: iTunes or RSS)

By Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

Related Topics ------------------------------------------