Balthazar wanted me to present these to y'all in a particular order, which was the logical one (original version of a tune, a remix of that tune, then a different tune by the folks who did the remix), but that's not how he presented them to me. He showed me the remix first, so that's how I'll approach it here—particularly because the remix video packs a violent yet sensual punch (and, I must admit, I preferred it to the original version). (Plus, I find the arrangement super sex-ay...)
Up first is Daddy, comprising musician Timothy O'Keefe and actor James Franco, with their tune Love in the Old Days. Balthy played me The Kolour Kult's remix of it first, which opens with a Beat-like recitation by Franco (I think?), whose lush tones ratchet up my libido to Woof Factor 9. (It's HAWT, y'all! Aoorooooo!) Ahem. The mix is sexy dance and it's the kinda thing I can imagine pulsing through a late night party with the lights dimmed to dangerously tempting levels. Below follows the vid (directed by Franco), but be warned: there are images and ideas expressed therein which may offend some and deeply disturb others. I'm loath to give anything away but feel I must advise readers that, though I believe it's a masterful melding of mood, music, and visuals, it essentially features an occult-related, vampiric blood orgy with frightening images. It's gorgeously done, IMO, but if you don't care for horror flicks, don't watch the video, just listen to it with your eyes closed or something. And if you do watch the vid, you may wish not to sit too closely to your monitor. Just sayin'.
Now here's the original version of "Love in the Old Days," which other reviewers have compared to the old Motown sound, and I can dig what they mean, but I hear it as more of a chill-60s-beach-music, let's-sidle-up-to-the-tiki-bar thang. Or maybe I'd go home, get into a comfortable mojito, and go sit out on my deck with it while watching the stars twinkle in a moonlit sky with darkly wispy clouds floating overhead as I listened to the track. (You know, if I had a deck.) (Or a mojito.) (Damn, I could really go for a mojito now...)
Finally, there's a tune, "Run Down," by the folks who mixed the above, a duo called The Kolour Kult, which my boy-o insisted I check out 'cause he knew I'd love it. And he was right.
So now I can say my duty's done. Hope you enjoyed the tuneage as I did and, if you did, you might yet be able to download Daddy's PVD Remixes EP off their Web site for FREE! (Well, for payment by Tweet or Facebook.)
Edited, like, a gazillion times 'cause I'm a moron who can't spel or talk gud...Or link stuff, apparently. Gah.