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Beat Box (Inversions and Perversions)

After completing three tracks for the Art of Noise tribute compilation in 2001, I was trying to get another one going, but no one was biting. So I took it upon myself to release an ‘EP’ of covers/remixes into the interwebs. There was hope for another one after this, but it was never completed.

This was the first of two remixes of Beat Box that were completed. I consider this to be both a remix and a cover as I did use samples from the original but I also added enough new material that it has a unique style. I was trying to focus less on the toneless sample-play of the original and focus on the musical elements.

For interested parties, a friend of mine made a video for this (added below), inspired by the original AON videos. It has been on YouTube for quite some time.

This cover/remix of Moments In Love began as an experiment but then transformed into a track that really turned out well. I overlooked most of the melodic elements of the original track and only focused on the hook and tried to make it ‘ambient’. I also sequenced it in triplets rather than 4/4 time to give it a unique tempo. Finally, I added some subtlely mixed but real life orgasm (not mine) to make it sexy.

A few years later, I dug up the Beat Box mix and did a mega-mashup. I didn’t realize until later that most of the samples and lyrical bits I added has to do with relationships, sex and related strife. Which was apros pos, since I had just been dumped.

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Beat Box (Inversion One)

Perpetual Emotion Vs. The Art Of Noise

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Beat Box (Perversion Two)

Perpetual Emotion Vs. The Art Of Noise

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Beat Box (Subverted)

Perpetual Emotion Vs. The Art Of Noise

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(a moment in) Love

Perpetual Emotion Vs. The Art Of Noise

Beat Box (Inversion One) Video


written by Dudley, Horn, Langan, Morley, Jeczalik. produced, arranged and (re)mixed by Perpetual Emotion Machine.