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Remix Me Maybe

- July 4th, 2012

Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen has infected the charts, and our hearts, with her charming ear-worm “Call Me Maybe.” Of course, in the hyper-fast world of the Internet, there’s already a remix album devoted entirely to re-interpreting the song in a multitude of ways.

This 43-track album from Los Angeles-based Mabson Enterprises offers a myriad of re-interpretations of “Call Me Maybe.” Dan Deacon turns a slice of vocals into abstraction by piling more and more of the same sample on top of one another, where DJ Colostomy Bagpipes strips out the vocals and amps up the 8-bit bleep-bloopery in “Call Me MIDI.”

It’s actually surprising to see where some of the songs go. Geoff Geis turns a YouTube user’s vocal cover of the track into a weird, dirged-out version with a John Carpenter horror vibe. EAR PWR re-interprets “Call Me Maybe” with Devin Booze singing Jepsen’s vocals over hyper-kinetic drum ‘n’ bass instrumentation. Meanwhile, Superstars turn the song into a lo-fi guitar-rock screamer.

Overall, Call My Maybe has something for everyone (as long as you can stand hearing “Call Me Maybe” repeated ad nauseam). With 43 different tracks, it’s a surprisingly entertaining listen which transforms Jepsen’s sugar-coated pap into 43 very different songs distinct from the original.

If you want to buy Call Me Maybe, you can download it for whatever price you want here.

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1 comment

  1. correction for you | July 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    deacons track isn’t a “vocal slice” or sample. its the entire a capella track layered on top of itself 147 times

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