Weekend Remix: Dancing In The Shadows
Song: Running The Cyberpunks
By: Ffmusic Dj
Based On: Uptown from Shadowrun from the SNES
Original Composer: Marshall Parker
I’m pretty excited about the return of Shadowrun to virtual gaming. Not knocking the 2007 attempt, but the upcoming titles do show promise at tickling the fans’ bones of the older gaming titles, and generally the franchise. The Kickstarter Campaign for the upcoming Shadowrun game and MMO seem to have been successful. Yet, until the triumphant return of the cyberpunk fantasy, we have a remix from Ffmusic Dj to tide us over.
Uptown was already a cool tune with a strong groove, and Dj’s straightforward remix really doesn’t change the feel. In fact, if anything, Dj has successfully reminded you what’s to love about the orginal.
A strong bass, along with some progressive synths help make this hard trance tune the soundtrack to a dance party in a cyberpunk playground.
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Until next weekend…GO Party!
“They show a young woman sunbathing topless, like the millions of women you see on beaches.”
Being a relatively unknown local band on a bill of much larger acts is not always the most enviable of positions to be in. You usually either play well enough to draw people away from the bar to stand in front of the stage for a few minutes or play to a mostly-empty room of your close friends who are there to see whoever is coming on later. Rarely, you end up playing to a rather large crowd that is unfamiliar with your music and gain some new fans. Luckily for Windfall Foundation (made up from ex-Tyganda band member), a tight live performance with a staggering level of professionalism for a young unestablished band as well as solid songwriting landed them squarely in the third category. Opening the evening for local heavyweights Cardinals as well as The Years and Vancouver’s Said The Whale, Windfall Foundation kicked the night off spectacularly and with a relentless energy. Their sound is best described as spacey third-wave post-rock soundscapes and textures to give the music depth with the angular guitar rock sensibility of Bloc Party to keep things in motion. The instrumentation is paired with the lyrical sincerity and emotion of bands like Touche Amore and Brand New. Lead vocalist Can Kilic [Authors note: yes, Can. Not “Cam”] engaged with the audience mid-set to inform them that their next song, Thief (unfortunately not up on their Bandcamp page yet) was his favourite in the whole world. By the end of the chilling and emotional number, I’m sure he wasn’t the only one who felt the same way. Sounding very much unlike the acts that followed them, the quintet was a bright spot in a bill jam-packed with talent and big names. It remains to be seen if Windfall Foundation is a band that will be one to watch in 2013, but they’ve stolen a crowd before and there’s nothing indicating they can’t again.
Maybe you’ll remember him from Tim Burton’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?’