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The musings of a teenage audiophile. Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Dance, Dubstep, Garage, Metal... music crosses all boundaries. The Cold Cut is devoted to giving you a taste of what's going on in music at the moment.

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A 17 year old taking his first tentative steps into the world of blogging. In my first year, its been up and down, from the slow first months to a busy time around the one year anniversary.

Quick Look: Rainydayz Remixes- AmpLive

Rainydayz Remixes is a short album, at 8 tracks long, so I'm not going to run a full review, rather a short look at what it has to offer. First off, what is this album, and who is it by? A while back AmpLive (an Oakland DJ-Producer) began re-tooling 'In Rainbows', starting off with 'Nude' and then moving onto the whole album. He hit a legal wall when Radiohead's management heard, and a legal battle ensued as AmpLive had not asked for their permission to use their material. A few months have passed, and now an agreement has been reached, and the album released. In the spirit of the original release, its free, but its a wonder that this album even saw the light of day at all. You can download it here, from AmpLive's website...

Radiohead/Thom Yorke lend themselves well to remixes- over the last few months we've had CRS using 'The Eraser', Mark Ronson switching up 'Just' and now this. AmpLive applies a hip-hop vibe by pulling in favours from some great guest artists, including Charli2na and Too $hort. My personal favourite is a much improved 'Videotape', featuring the always reliable Del The Funky Homosapien- a huge improvement over the original. AmpLive's own contribution is impressive, chopping the songs to pieces before re-tooling them. On many of the tracks- 'Weird Fishez' and 'All I Need' for example- the remix sounds completely unlike the original, but still cashes in on the quality of the original songs, and the resultant album is sleek, accomplished and well worth your time.

Just as with 'In Rainbows', you would be stupid not to download this- and as an added bonus, you don't have any choice over the price this time around- its free. If you do download it, leave a comment- what do you think of the remixes?

AmpLive- Video Tapez (ft. Del The Funky Homosapien)