Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jamie Woon - Wayfaring Stranger - Burial remix

Burial has managed to remain incognito since he came charging onto the scene with his South London Boroughs EP that came out on Hyperdub back in 2005 but he's recently been outed in a national UK publication recently in light of his Mercury Prize Nomination as William Bevan and not Aphex Twin and certainly not Norman fucking Cook as was alleged a couple of months ago. His reasons for keeping under wraps are refreshingly that he just wants to make music and not be too bothered by the trappings that come with fame, which he most certainly has since publications like NME have declared him their favourite new band, the bandwagon jumpers. This remix of Jamie Woon may err a bit too close to the MJ Cole two-step side of things but the atmospherics and mood of the piece elevate it far beyond anything that the two-step/garage scene ever managed to release during their heyday. Just like everything else that Burial has released this is absolutely brilliant and one that is not to be missed. If you like this sort of thing check label-mate Kode9's work and especially his incredible remix of James Yorkston's Woozy With Cider.

Jamie Woon - Wayfaring Stranger - Burial remix


Fernando said...

Thanks, MK ... I can't believe I'm only now stumbling upon this mix (being a big Burial supporter and all).

I hate to keep using the words "brilliant" and "stunning" when referring to this guy's output, but this is an incredible remix/cover of the old bluegrass tune ... F*** yeah!!

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