Continued from Part 1 and Part 2, here's the next two items:

Original Artist Original Version New Artist New Version
Ennio Morricone
For a Few Dollars More
Terranova
For a Few Dollars More
Most attempts at remixing Morricone's spaghetti classics have resulted in unlistenable garbage. Perhaps when it comes to the dollars trilogy, less is more and being content with a supporting role works better than trying to take center stage. Along those lines, this Terranova remix keeps the essence of the original while gently enclosing it in a more modern cocoon.

Original Artist Original Version New Artist New Version
Herbie Hancock
Bring Down the Birds
Deee-Lite
Groove is in the Heart
We all knew the genius of Herbie Hancock's 60s output, but it took this one-hit-wonder and Us3's Cantaloop to get him overplayed to death in radios, clubs, and parties worldwide. Regardless of the merits (or lack thereof) of their subsequent work, I've got to admire the way Deee-Lite achieved their chart-topping objective via a rare combo of guts, savvy, vision, execution, and luck.  And you've got to really dig that accompanying video.

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2007
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