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ISO50 Music Exclusive: FREE MP3 EP PART III

Posted by Jakub

Cover Art by Alex Cornell

Cover Art by Alex Cornell


Since the success of the first two exclusive FREE EP’s ( 1st & 2nd ) that we did on ISO50 blog I asked for some musicians for more tracks of covers and edits.

Our very own Tom Croose who has helped with Playlist #4 made a dreamy edit of Beirut’s Venice track, i’ve posted this song before but I never felt like it received the proper love.

I’m sure many have covered Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love but 800beloved’s cover comes to us as one of the more unique and stylized one’s that i’d actually listen to. There is a bit of a 50′s slow swing plus some goth that meets post rock, so if you have your finger on the indie pulse I can only explain it to you this way: it’s like if The xx and the Editors covered Can’t Help Falling In Love, yeah something like that.

One guy to watch in 2010 is Shigeto, he can do what that Los Angeles Flying Lotus crew does but he actually plays the drums live at all of his shows and comes from the same town as Dabrye and Samiyam. His edit of Ravi Shankar is a better representation of his rhythms in his original work, you definitely should check those out if you like fatty synths and dub style kicks.

If you downloaded the last FREE EP here you might of heard the M83 You Appearing edit which might be a favorite of mine still. Well Ryan Cavanagh who is half of producing duo Worst Friends, DJ’s as Slowhands, and produces as Addled comes back with an edit of an IDM classic by Aphex Twin. It has the right amount of the original and hints at taking it to soft Tech House land but is definitely more dreamy than dancey.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE EP HERE

Beirut – Venice (Tom Croose’s City of Water edit)

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love (800beloved cover)

Ravi Shankar – The Sound of India ( Shigeto’s Sun and Hash edit)

Aphex Twin – Rhubarb (Addled’s edit)

48 Comments Leave A Comment

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Carl says:

November 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Personally, I think that cover art is gorgeous. I would love that blown up to proper LP size, in fact! Also, this Addled remix of “Rhubarb” is phenomenal.

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Jake says:

November 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm

In this day & age for all we know, the word “sucks” might mean “cool”.

“….Addeld’s edit of ‘Rhubarb’ really sucked”
“Audion’s Hecatomb show is going to suck so much…”

Jakub, I got so stoked on Tom Croose’s edit of Venice. Used it for a 3D title sequence I did a while back.

PS. the original of Rhubarb is in my top 3 tracks of all time. Can’t get enough of it.

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Anonymous says:

November 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

i can’t read the cover. is it relevant? does it mean anything? if not, than it’s pretty silly

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Raymond says:

November 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Thanks for the music…in the middle of the first track and so far I’m digging it.

I had to post before listening to all the tracks because the cover art is so cool. Kind of bittersweet though…any chance we could see a larger/hi-res copy of it? Great job Alex.

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Barry says:

November 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

i guess thats what edits are about and all but the effects on the drums dont even change, personally i couldnt listen to it without the other track running around my head.

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Jay Williams says:

November 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Great collection of songs and great album artwork too! The only thing that bugs me is the improper MP3 file tagging/metadata. I don’t know about you, but I keep my iTunes Library very organized, so improper info just doesn’t fly.

For those of you who are metadata nuts like myself, I’ve uploaded a FIXED version of the EP, with each file properly named and tagged. You can download the ZIP file here:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/achn63

P.S. Jakub, feel free to grab the zip file and use it as the official download if you’d like.

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tcroose says:

November 10, 2009 at 7:16 pm

wow, someone recognized a drum sample, i didn’t see that one coming…
i used to mix those 2 tracks together when i dj’d and i would let the drums ride all the way through under the zach condon song. i did it so often that i decided it made sense to make my own version to play. my friends liked it and so did zach condon.
i’m sorry that i am a cheat and i have insulted you barry.
please don’t tell paul simon i used his congas.
oh wait, its a free download, so i guess it doesn’t matter.

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Barry says:

November 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

Sorry Tom, you didnt insult me, Ive played your mixes over and over, and played out some of your previous edits, all good, I just am so familiar with that track it just wouldnt sound right in something else to me. As I said, it gets the John Miles track running around in my head. Theres no need to be so defensive to be honest, and if your going to put your work out in the public domain then you should be prepared for some criticism aswell as the non-stop back-slappery (i am aware thats a bit of a made up word) that goes on on music message boards etc (A lot here as it happens, funnilly enough thats not meant to be an insult to this blog either, since when did slight criticism beome an insult?)

And cheese Coney, congrats on taking a well posted and always interesting blog down a notch with your 16 year old quips, I’m sure your mom would be proud.

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tcroose says:

November 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

thanks zachary. as always, your track is rad as hell…and thank you to alex for making us look so pro with that classy cover art!

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dottravis says:

November 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

Thanks for yet another great EP. Being a long time Aphex Twin fan, I haven’t found a lot of remixes/edits of his work. This one is an exception. I love it and will be playing it out for sure! thanks again.

The artwork kills. Love it.

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Bobby Chombo says:

November 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm

This is a great comp tape. Rhubarb is absolutely my favourite AT song ever, I’ve been thinking about doing a bootleg treatment for a while, but I think I’ll leave it after hearing this mix; phenomenal, really adds something to the original. Great post.

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Patrick James says:

November 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Awesome man. Love the cover. Being a child of the 70″s, well i was born in 70 i can relate alot to your art and and music style. Keep up the rad work man. :)

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Chad says:

February 23, 2010 at 11:30 am

Great work as always guys! The cover is only “sucks” if someone doesn’t understand design and its principles. Spot on and love the type choices!