The background hook from Talking Heads’ 1980 classic Once In A Lifetime, has been sampled in everything from Hip Hop to House, now it’s the turn of Minneapolis based synthetic Disco merchant Gigamesh to bring the jangles to Disco with his pretty storming reMix of the track. The man is heading out on tour this autumn, you can find the dates here, so this one makes for a nice primer.
A nice primer for the weekend too, as Gigamesh deliver the grooviest of backbeats, an infectious mix of Disco and Big Beat, to drive the shining Once In A Lifetime hook and a cavalcade of psychedelic synths. Gigamesh does what no other reMixer of this track has done before, that is to look at the song and think ‘how would this have worked if it was initially written as a dance track’, and keeps faithful to the original arrangement while really getting perfectly where the breaks and builds feel like they should be.
♫ Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (Gigamesh reMix)
Once In A Lifetime is taken from Talking Head’s album Remain In Light, which is, unsurprisingly, out now.
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