Mis Amigos (Dandy Warhols) remix 30th Nov 2008
Mis Amigos (Dandy Warhols) remix

The Dandy Warhols have made the stems for their new single Mis Amigos available for remixing, so I decided to have a go at it. Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia has long been a favourite album of mine, and they're a band who are constantly innovating, trying something new for each record. Mis Amigos is a great song, and once again it's really instructive just to be able to hear the raw tracks from a big band's recording sessions. In this case I think they must have recorded it almost live and without a click-track - which gives their version a very dynamic and spontaneous feel.

For my remix I added new guitars, bass, and some extra trumpets to compliment the existing ones, but I've tried to keep my version similar in spirit to the original, since it already had what I thought was the perfect structure for a song of that type. Ultimately I did decide to cut a verse out though, simply because I wanted to get the song under three and a half minutes. Check out the results below or on the Music page.

Mis Amigos (James Merrifield remix)
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