Posted by: Cory | September 16, 2008

Ben Sollee Remixed

DJ 2nd Nature is at it again, remixing another one of Louisville’s favorite musicians. Recently, just before his appearance at the Forecastle Music Festival, the Atlanta DJ turned the epic “One Big Holiday” by My Morning Jacket into an 8-bit refraction of itself. This time, he works with the masterful cellist Ben Sollee and our favorite presidential candidate to produce a unique kind of remix.  Here is what Ben had to say about it all…

I wrote A Few Honest Words with the idea that so much could be accomplished with more sincere and honest dialogue among our political representatives. Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention revitalized this notion. His words were equal parts grounding and uplifting. Obama is not scratching his way to the top of this election, but is riding on a wave of believers that love his story and admire the direction he aspires to lead this country. So, in collaboration with Atlanta’s DJ 2nd Nature, we have produced this remix which draws on some of Obama’s own words.

Ben Sollee v. DJ 2nd Nature Obama’s Honest Words

Now, for all things Ben Sollee….Ben also recently wrote a short essay on why he believes in Obama over at Largehearted Boy, he is about to head out on tour as well to promote his debut album, Learning to Bend.

1 Nov – Louisville KY / 930 Listening Room w/ Bootsie Ann
5 Nov – Nashville TN / The Basement
6 Nov – Atlanta GA / The 5 Spot
7 Nov – Chapel Hill NC / Nightlight
8 Nov – Washington DC / Iota
11 Nov – Brooklyn NY / Union Hall
12 Nov – New York NY / Mercury Lounge
13 Nov – Philadelphia PA / World Cafe Live (low dough show)
17 Nov – Chicago IL / Schuba’s
18 Nov – Minneapolis MN / 400 Club
24 Nov – San Francisco CA / Café Du Nord
25 Nov – Los Angeles CA, Hotel Café

Additionally, the incredible Keith Robbins has been capturing loads of video of some incredible performances recently, including Ben at the recent Waterfront Wednesday…

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