Okay, I love The Beatles, I mean LOVE them. They got me through some rough times, especially back when I was teacher. For the past several decades, we as music fans, have been subjected — in rare cases delighted — by remixes and covers of The Beatles’ classics. Two of my favorites are Jimi Hendrix’s version of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and Rufus Wainwright’s take on “Across the Universe.” Man, “Across the Universe” is such a beautiful song.
Now comes beat artist Gramatik‘s remix of The Beatles’ song, “Don’t Let Me Down.” Not gonna lie, I kinda dig it. Although, that may be my love for The Beatles talking.
It’s definitely an interesting and funky take on the song. Although, a bit repetitive for my taste. Also, did he take the strange Chipmunk-like voice from “Sleepyhead?”
Just for comparison purposes and because this song is amazing, check out The Beatles’ original version, recorded in 1969, in this old school video.
Interesting tidbit, “Don’t Let Me Down” was supposed to be on Let It Be but was removed by Phil Spector (yeah, that Phil Spector). It was instead released as the B-side of the song, “Get Back.” What do you think of Gramatik’s remix? Sound off in the comments below.
Gramatik will embark on a 20+ stop tour with Bassnectar. First stop, Greensboro, N.C. on Sept. 27.
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