ISO50 Music Exclusive: FREE MP3 EP PART II

Posted by Jakub

Cover Art by Alex Cornell

Cover Art by Alex Cornell

Since the success of the first exclusive FREE EP that we did on ISO50 I asked for some musicians for more tracks of covers and edits.

Synth Pop guru D. Gookin takes our middle school favorite teen classic single 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins to a raw fantasy land of where Dan Deacon, Luke Vibert and Tortoise collaborate to do our bidding.

The Worst Friends duo take the gentler side of M83 and nudge it just enough to open up the track a tiny bit more, kind of like a bright break in the clouds to the originals cloudy day.

Everyone knows Snap, if you haven’t then go to a gym or club and give it about an hour during peak time and it will come on the speakers, I promise. Mux Mool switches gears and takes this roller skating rink classic and runs it thru the arcade and struts down the street with it while saying hi to all the ladies, a definite head nodder for the underground collectors.

Jerome Covington is new to the blog, a musician that I met at a bar while I was djing over a year ago, he did this cover for us at Moodgadget and its still a favorite to put on because it might be one of my favorite songs from when I was a little. The tempo of the original will always feel a bit too fast after you hear this, he added that touch that makes you want sway while you drive down the ocean coast.

If you brought your attention span today then this cover might be one of the more relaxing and rewarding ones, A Setting Sun aka Guardian does a number on Air’s Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi. The dusty howl gradually disperses while the recognizable sounds slowly creep in, it would make any Air fan smile.


Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (D. Gookin cover)


M83 – You Appearing (Worst Friends edit)


Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer (Mux Mool edit)


Paul Simon – Can’t Run But (Jerome Covington remix)


Air – Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi (A Setting Sun cover)


26 Comments Leave A Comment


Jamie says:

September 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

not really into the SP cover, was expecting something a whole lot more shoegazey I guess, I vote an M83 cover of that would be epic.


Snobgoblin says:

September 21, 2009 at 7:30 am

Are all of you positive reviewers just listening to it on the page? Because as far as I can tell, this is indeed a corrupted zip file. My tools say:

End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.

If anyone has successfully opened this zip file, I’d be interested to hear which tool they used.


ben says:

September 22, 2009 at 2:24 am

nice one.

works fine on my mac. automatically unzips without me having to do a thing.

could have tagged the mp3s though guys :-) you missed your opportunity to have ISO50 in my album list!


noone says:

September 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm

This has a nice style through out. My only complaint is the vocals on 1979, which to me sound like parody.