Some purists who feel that the works of Allahyarham Tan Sri P. Ramlee should never ever be desecrated by remixes will probably cringe and scream murder at my latest attempt. It was a matter of time before I got around to do a remix of one of his songs which I think were way ahead of its time back then 'cos it's still very relevant till today. I just thought that it needed a bit of an update to its sound just like how Junkie XL and Paul Oakenfold each did Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation" and "Rubbernecking" respectively. So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, Gambus Jodoh 2007 (click to download).
I'm not sure if this will eventually blow up in my face but it will be a funny thing indeed if this remix ever gets played at my own wedding one day.
Here is what's been keeping me busy lately. I recently accepted an assignment to do some music editing/remixing work for 8TV's So You Think You Can Dance show (on top of the usual stuff at my day job). Those maniacal music mangling and mutilation did come to something after all. Now not only does the music (if you can call it that) has the potential to bleed people's ears nationwide, it also has the prospect of actually getting some people physically injured while moving and gyrating rhythmically to it. Although I won't be making any screentime per se, being involved in a major TV production is getting me all hot and bothered already. The last time I remember feeling this sexy was when I got my iPod. For that, I would like to go on record to thank Audi Mok for bringing me to 8TV's attention. I owe him a hamper now. The ones that come with cans of lychee in it. He accepts no substitutes.
So You Think You Can Dance airs every Thursday at 9:30pm, beginning tomorrow April 5.
I wouldn't want to let March pass by without writing another
entry. I've been at my busiest in years during the last couple of
weeks and will remain so for the next three months. Yet, despite
the crazy schedule, I'm quite at ease and relaxed about the whole
thing. I thought juggling those things that I'm on (to be told in
another entry) would've short circuited my mental faculties (if
you think it hasn't already) but surprisingly, I find myself
being at my productive best, optimal health and actually enjoying
the whole thing!
I just hope I won't end up with any withdrawal symptoms once
things go back to normal in June.