I just signed up at The Hype Machine and have been having fun browsing the blogs and the tunes. I came across a cover of Rihanna’s “Disturbia” that I just have to talk about. :) AGF (a.k.a. Antye Greie) is an artist (read her full bio here) who took the lyrics and melody of “Disturbia” and twisted them up into a distorted, awesomely frightening electronic concoction (free download!). Washes of her ghostly, at times incomprehensible, vocals zoom in and out of the white noise that flickers throughout the track while synth bass notes fall heavily into the mix. The end of the song is especially chilling, as her cries of “Disturbia!” are cut-up and affected, before the song finally concludes with one final interrupted “Distur–“.
I knew I couldn’t be the only one who thought that “Disturbia” went a little deeper, a little stranger, than most pop songs go. Or at least that, in other hands, it had the potential to do so. If you’re into music that isn’t afraid to be really, really weird, check out AGF’s cover of “Disturbia.” :)
Now on the flip side, I also found a cool remix of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” by a band called My Dear Disco. Funky bass and disco beats make this one fine mix. :)