National Geographic Digital Media - GeoRemixed

by PopMatters Staff

13 March 2007

 

National Geographic Digital Media announces the release of the exclusive, digital-only GeoRemixed: Big Beats for a Small Planet through WorldMusic.NationalGeographic.com. The 13-song collection of previously unreleased tracks and remixes showcases sampled, dubbed-out, bass-thumping beats ranging from Gypsy brass to Maasai rap and Ethiopian hybrids, from Latino-Jewish rhymes to Mediterranean-meets-Caribbean surf rock and Brazilian hip hop. Since its launch last summer, MP3 Web site WorldMusic.NationalGeographic.com has emphasized the diversity of world music, inviting a plethora of hybrids and modern departures from tradition. 

“Musical cultures have been cross-pollinating since the earliest days of trade and border-crossing,” says WorldMusic.NationalGeographic.com editor Tom Pryor, who formerly edited the hip hop and world music sections at CD Now. “It would be a misrepresentation only to present recordings that preserve or recreate the world’s musical traditions. Traditions are always evolving.  GeoRemixed is a window into how hip hop and electronica are getting remixed into a spectrum of music across the globe.”- National Geographic Digital Media

Samples from GeoRemixed:

Slavic Soul Party
Teknochek Remix [RealAudio]

O.M.F.O.
Kozaks Hi Fi [RealAudio]

Xplastaz
Cheza (Kid Sundance Remix) [RealAudio]

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