The ultimate fan mix challenge…
First, let me say that I am technically incompetent - and I have no idea how to remix - so please don't shot me down in flames.
However, as a Queen consumer, I find that most of the fan remixes I have listened to are (and this is no insult) not really that interesting, and apart from a bit of harmless fun for the creator, really offer nothing new or exciting.
So how about rising to the challenge? Below are (in my opinion) the top 5 fan remixes ever… because they all contain that one missing ingredient – that is - if they went on sale, I would buy them! (My apologies to the original mixers)
1 – New York (At last?): Good use of demo, Fairlight programming, and Sammy having his wings clipped!
2 – A Beautiful Day (Techno remix): Now used as an opener for the Queen + Paul Rodgers tour.
3 - Ogre Battle (reversed ending): Actually recreates how the track COULD have sounded as an original mix – very subtle.
4 – State Of Shock (Freddie Mercury & Michael Jackson demo version)
5 – We Will Rock You (Xmas edit): By far the worse remix of all, except for the jazzy use of Brian sounding “Jingle Bells”.
So there we have it – but can anyone beat it?!!!!!
"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."