Published Feb 13, 2008Music rights seem futile when it comes to remixing songs in your bedroom nowadays. With the rise of MP3 blogs, file-sharing and the bright spotlights of MySpace, no song it seems is safe from the unauthorised, homemade remix. Case in point is Oakland-based producer/DJ Amplive, who decided to pull a Danger Mouse and have a go at rejigging Radiohead's In Rainbows.
Titled Rainydayz Remixes, the eight-track project was completed and released to the public without permission from the band - which became a problem once word reached the members. Thankfully, Thom, Ed, Jonny, Colin and Phil saw past the legal mumbo jumbo and noticed a creative re-imagining their work with fresh ideas that includes new verses by Too $hort, MC Zumbi of Zion I, Chali2na of Jurassic 5, and Del the Funky Homosapien.
Now the music is available to download for free, complete with artwork, a history of the project and a nifty tagline that reads: "It's not up to you. It's free." Click here to download yourself a copy.