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Bisco Smith's "Time Zones" (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix)
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 3:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Audible Treats:

MP3: Bisco Smith - "Time Zones" (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix)

Bisco Teams With Producer And Long-Time Collaborator CWL For A Pulsating Remix

The Song:

Few albums in recent memory have provided fans and listeners with more media content than Bisco Smith's The Broadcast. As both an MC and accomplished graphic artist – creating artwork for the likes of RJD2, El-P, Aesop Rock, and more – in addition to a bevy of singles, The Broadcast has allowed Bisco to deliver a series of remixes, all of which he created original artwork for, as well as the recently released video for "Vibrations," for which Bisco crafted the graphics for the video. Now, Bisco Smith is pleased to release The Broadcast's final remix effort, "Time Zones," remixed by producer and long-time collaborator Cassettes Won't Listen. CWL and Bisco Smith, who have collaborated regularly for nearly a decade, came together for the original version of "Time Zones" as CWL performed the track's unsettling sung vocals. For the remix, the two reconvened, and as Bisco explains, "J.Vegus, the track's original producer, and I thought CWL would be the icing on the cake to produce the remix; it worked out perfectly."

With an edgier feel than the original, as well as prior singles from The Broadcast, the remix steadily builds as pulsing drums and driving piano lines set the stage for hypnotic, effects saturated electric guitar riffs to push the song forward. Although less forceful and effect oriented than the original, the track's rhythm remains commanding with verses rearranged and echoing sampled vocals over the chorus adding to the more prevalent rock elements of the track. The chorus cuts to guitar and sporadic drums as an echoing Bisco raps, "I got my eye on this clock / Keep watching time / These days seem crazy / We lost our mind / Full speed ahead while it passes by / Twenty-four seven / Three six five." Fixated on time, Bisco's lines mimic the pace of the track to maximize each instant, resulting in another outstanding and boundary pushing effort from Bisco's latest, The Broadcast.

Look out for Bisco Smith and CWL's next project, Freeze Tag, hitting the airwaves soon.

"Time Zones" (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix): http://media.audibletreats.com/Bisco_Smith-Time_Zones_CWL_Remix.mp3 .

Bisco Smith's second full-length album The Broadcast is available now: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-broadcast/id345566067 .

The Background:

Bisco Smith moved to NYC 10 plus years ago from Connecticut and quickly made a name for himself DJ'ing at clubs, distributing mixtapes, performing at open mics, and in graffiti circles. His debut release, The Basics EP (2006), gained the favorable attention of music critics and his subsequent release, The Stay Up Project mixtape (2007) was downloaded over 5,000 times. Bisco's penchant for capturing our chaotic reality with his narratives, images, and collaborations has earned him a reputation as one of the most honest and creative artists of today. Going beyond music, Bisco Smith is also an accomplished graphic artist. He's done cover art, designed promotional materials and spearheaded art direction for artists such as Aesop Rock, The Perceptionists, C-Rayz-Walz, Murs, El-P, and others. His art has been featured in several magazines and art house coffee table books and in galleries, such as Danny Simmon's Rush Arts Gallery. 2008 was a big year for Bisco. He released the critically acclaimed album When Electric Night Falls (Embedded Music), toured the US, and performed at CMJ, SXSW, Scribble Jam, and NXNE. Since the start of 2009, Bisco has already released a multimedia project entitled The Strange Love Project, and is now preparing for the release of The Broadcast. It is clear that he shows no sign of slowing down. He spends his time designing everything from record covers to websites, painting walls, participating in art gallery shows, and mentoring the city’s youth with art and music, all the while transmitting top quality music to the world. Prepare to tune into Bisco Smith's LP, The Broadcast, available online now.
Streams:

"Time Zones" (Cassettes Won't Listen Remix) http://media.audibletreats.com/Bisco_Smith-Time_Zones_CWL_Remix.mp3 .

"Vibrations" (Scott Thorough Remix) http://media.audibletreats.com/Bisco_Smith-Vibrations_Scott_Thorough_Remix.mp3 .

"Vibrations" http://media.audibletreats.com/Bisco_Smith-Vibrations.mp3 .

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bisco.smith .

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/busybisc .

Twitter: http://twitter.com/biscoSmith .

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/Bisc1 .



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