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Woodsist Remixed?! ‡ MP3

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It's not REMIX WEDNESDAY or anything, but this project is just too weird and downright outgoing to leave unposted. To put it simply, this is one remix album to rule them all.

This story starts with the synergy of two elements: San Fran music producer "Al Lover" and the blog-o-sphere-approved record label Woodsist. Woodsist specializes in some pretty distinct and eerie music, touting acts such as Woods, Ganglians, and Real Estate. Lo-fi fiends such as Wavves and Kurt Vile have landed releases there, too. Al has taken it upon himself to remix over a dozen tracks from the label into a tight combination of chunky beats and looped samples. It's your only chance of hearing hip hop vibes laced into the unusually fuzzy and psychedelic sounds that Woodsist releases.

I love most of the songs being remixed on this album, but listening to this a very different experience. Don't put your ears on this expecting to hear Woodsist in another light. Al has turned this into something all his own. These tracks couldn't have been made without the originals, but something just as novel has come out of them. Fans of crate-dug instrumental antics take notice.

Here's a tracklisting, a link to download the album, and a SoundCloud stream of every track:

The Fresh & Onlys- What Goes In Circles Ganglians- 100 Years Kurt Vile- Breathing Out The Art Museums- So Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore Woods- Born To Lose The Mayfair Set- Three of Me Moon Duo- In the Trees Meneguar- The Morning, the Night Fergus & Geronimo- Last Letter Meth Teeth- I Was Young Wavves- Vermin Real Estate- Black Lake Woods- 'Til the Sun Rips

MP3: Woodsist Remixed