Thursday, April 10, 2008

Old School Vs. New - Charlie Brown

Here it is: a classic battle between old school and new school, The Coasters vs. Ghostface Killah, infectiously fun doo-wop R&R vs. the street smart rapper. OK, so maybe they're two completely different songs - the gauntlet has been thrown down.

What brings today's battle to light? Remember reading about the Scion Sampler Vol. 19 - Daptone Records Remixed? Well our friends at Scion have struck again, this time dropping tracks by Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah. They've taken his cut Charlie Brown and put out two singles which will be given away free at events across the country that Scion will be at (check the list here to see where you can get yours). The first single has the original track, an instrumental version, and an acapella version. The second singe has four guest DJs cutting and mixing the track with their own particular flair, resulting in four remixes very different from one another. The Orgasmic Remix for example, which you can check out below, not only has the best name but also has got a Euro-Mobyish house flow to it.

So which version ends up on top? Leave a comment, what do you think?

The Coasters - Charlie Brown : Charlie Brown 7" (get it on Yakety Yak: The Platinum Collection)

Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown : Ghostface Killah vs. Rhythm Roots Allstars (get the album version on Fish N Chips)

Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown (Remix By Orgasmic) : Charlie Brown Remixes

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