The Current has always been about getting close to the music, and for our tenth anniversary, we thought we’d take that a step further: we’re inviting musicians to incorporate our hosts’ voices into new compositions. If you’re a musician who’s interested in sampling and remixing, we’d love to hear your take on remixing The Current!
For a start, we asked Minnesota musician Jon Davis of Ghostband to have a crack at incorporating our hosts’ voices into a new music track. Click below to listen to Jon’s track “Current 10,” an atmospheric slow-build in which our daily hosts’ voices enter in about the order they usually appear on our airwaves.
We then asked the multitalented Dosh if he’d give it a go. Happily, he accepted and submitted this multilayered, percussive track. “I resurrected this track I recorded in São Paulo with this singer Daniel Groove,” writes Dosh. “It’s funky and broody and Daniel sings the word Love quite a bit. I like the way it turned out……”
We also received a track from the Minnesota group Maple & Beech. Take a listen to their buoyant mix, titled “Today in the Twin Cities.”
How to remix The Current
If you’re interested in creating a track of your own, you can download brief audio clips of our hosts’ voices here. When you’re finished, send a file (or a link, if the file is larger than 5MB) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be featuring some of our favorite mixes here on our Local Current blog. Have fun!