Duptribe’s Electronica Remix of Simon & Garfunkle’s Classic “The Sound Of Silence”

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Senses Lost would like to introduce a guest writer by the name of James Mowery from Led TV.

I’ve been a music lover my whole life. My first memory of music is listening to Simon & Garfunkel’s song Mrs. Robinson on my rocking horse when I was three. Like most kids, I cried a lot. One day my parents realized that if they put me on my rocking horse and played Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits, I would instantly stop crying and be happy.

Since then, music has been my salvation and Simon & Garfunkel are still one of my favorite artists. So when a friend of mine gave me an electronica remix of of the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sounds of Silence” by Duptribe, I was interested in hearing it. At the time I wasn’t familiar with Duptribe or electronica, so I didn’t know what to expect, but by the end of the first verse, my mind was blown!

The remix begins with the first verse’s original vocal track, a clean electric guitar playing the original chords, backwards piano, ambient and pulsating synthesizer sounds, tasteful background percussion, and sweeping
electronic noise. By the second verse, a crisp, big sounding break beat comes in that really starts to make the track groove, practically forcing the listener to get up and dance. The song continues to the end, tastefully mixing the instrumentation and breaking the beat in and out of the song, until the end. Suffice it to say, I never knew a mellow folk song could be so danceable.

Since hearing that song, my life has changed. I have become a big fan of electronica and electronica remixes. The official title of the track is “S.O.S. (The Sound Of Silence)” by Duptribe. It was released in 2003 by German record label EastWest Records. Whether you are a fan of electronica or not, I highly recommend checking this track out. It could change your life.

About the author: James Mowery is a computer geek that writes about technology and related topics. To read more blog posts by him, go to Led TV.

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