The track I worked on was called Happy Valium. I actually chose to remix the song without listening to the original first so that I could get a clearer vision of where to take it. It was strange, when the accapella first came over the speakers thoughts of an old favorite popped into my head, De La Soul's "Roller Skating Jam named Saturday". This song, produced by Prince Paul one of my all time influences, has a great laid back vibe that is perfect for rollerskating in circles to.
Doc Popular seems like an all around good guy, he's a yo-yo champion, a hand made craft creator, and a musician. Awhile back he asked me to remix a track from his new album Me Geek Pretty One Day. Of course I initially said no but changed my mind because I got an unexpected vacation from work.
Of course after remixing the track I checked the Drown Radio album in detail while on a trip to Maryland and found that it was full of suprises. To me it represents Doc Popular to the fullest, it is electronic based with acoustic touches, it's digital but made with a human feel. It's like digital craft project made by hand. It features a little bit of everything from circuit bending to singing. The hottest track to me is LOLCatz, which is playing on the funny Lolcatz site.
With the De La track in mind I dug through some of my samples that were already chopped and never used and found just what I was looking for, which is the main portion of the loop. I threw in an intro from a pharmaceutical companies webcast (since it fit the point of the song) a siren, a drum break, and some levitra commercial snippets and called it a day. That's pretty much the story behind the song.
Do yourself a favor and pick up this album, it's only $8 and you'll support a true independent artist in the process.