John Roman – Revisions001

John Roman usually does brutal techno, pace his Infrared EP (see here). But he has another side that is allowed to come out in this, the first in his innovative series of reinterpretations of rap and R&B tunes. Free downloads.

First up, Give U My Life a revision of DMX’s “Great Depression” from 2001. This ends up a beautiful house tune. Only a little of DMX’s uber-butch vocals remain – sounding more Barry White than anything. Next, Citric Jazz, a revision of Aesop Rock’s “None Shall Pass”. This is a more stuttery, slightly glitched, tech house number. Good but not quite as arresting as Give U My Life. Can’t wait for the next release in a fortnight’s time.


Blurb: REVISIONS is a 10-part free EP series by John Roman. Each track in REVISIONS is composed almost exclusively from a different Rap/R&B album from the last 15 years. With the exception of the odd 808/909, every melodic, percussive and atmospheric element in each track is created using its corresponding source album. Listen as Crunk is transformed into UK Garage, Pop-rap is warped to Deep House, and R&B is mutated to Industrial Techno… New REVISIONS EPs will follow every two weeks.


~ by acidted on July 24, 2012.

2 Responses to “John Roman – Revisions001”

  1. […] it really two weeks since Revisions001 arrived. Seems so. Then, I raved about his reworking of hip hop and R&B tunes. This time […]

  2. […] first two – here and here – were very good. Can this one keep up the quality? First, Ashanti’s Chapter II gets […]

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