Sunday, May 24, 2009

Midlake - Roscoe (Beyond the Wizards Sleeve Mix)

Erol Alkan & Richard Norris, otherwise known as Beyond the Wizards Sleeve have been remixing tracks on and off over the past few years. The two have just released a compilation of their body of work called "Reanimations Vol.1" .

What sets their portfolio apart from others is their ability to give their specimens an entirely different identity. Often blending in a variety of foreign substances and textures into their re-animations.

Below is a personal favorite of their work. It just seems like a perfect fit for a trippy remix duo to remix an already trippy indie rock track

Midlake - Roscoe (Beyond the Wizards Sleeve Mix)

"Whenever I was a child.. I wondered if my name had changed into something more productive like Roscoe, born in 1891 waiting for my Aunt Rosline....." WTF?

By the way if you're wondering what the beat is from (like I was). It's "You Make Loving Fun' by the Mac with a bit of reversed guitar sounds over the top.


  1. this is an incredible remix of one of my favourite Midlake tracks.
    Very well done, and thanks a lot for the post

    matt of

  2. Sounds like Rufus Wainwright and Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwright? Rufus Mac?

  3. yeah this remix is far superior to the original imo.

  4. Indeed it is a better mix than the original, this is a band that I had been following, thanks really for this post.