Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Remaking Arthur

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Arthur Russell's Calling Out of Context album for the first time in awhile. As I was listening to the record, I was reminded of how much I really enjoy this timeless album. One of my favorite tracks has always been the short but funky "Make 1, 2" cut, which has always reminded me of something off of Herbie Hancock's "Future Shock" album. With that being said, I always felt like it was a bit too short, being under just three minutes. I decided to take a stab at this track and try extending it out a little bit. I didn't want to mess with the overall feel and structure of the original song too much, just hoping to build on the already amazing song by adding an extended intro, outro, and a few breaks here and there. Overall, I'm happy with how it came out, even as suddle as the edits might seem. This is the first attempt at editing an Arthur Russell producted track, and probably not the last. Hopefully you enjoy the extended edit as much as I do. ENJOY!

Arthur Russell - Make 1, 2 (Pat Les Stache Edit)

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Chris said...

Really nice - a respectful edit that enhances an already great song. I love love LOVE Arthur Russell (and your blog) so this is a perfect start to my day. Thanks!

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Shawn Ryan said...

Thanks man - this is tasteful and useful.

Charmuh said...


I did my own re-edit of this tune last year for a mix I did -- great minds think alike! Hah.
I ended up sticking it on an edition of my podcast if you want to check it out:

By the way, LOVING the posts, you can find your version of "Pasta Fagioli" on the latest edition as well.

DJ El Toro said...

Great job, Mister - and a perfect tune for celebrating Arthur's b'day today!