I always wanted to remake Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love.
Last year, I sketched out a version and then worked with Skyler Mic to come up with a dynamite final mix. I called it “Whole Lotta Fluff,” and sent mp3s to a handful of DJs ranging from DJ Icey to Tim “Love” Lee. It was played at Glastonbury and beyond!!
Back in the studio, I started messing with the tracks and came up with this lighter version called “Fluff Groove” which isn’t as blatant a con job. You can download it below.
I played it at Tickle Torture, my monthly gig in San Diego, and everyone seemed to like it. Now it yours!! So take it and break it!!
I’m a big fan of the mash-up/bootleg/re-edit culture. I think that stealing from the past and re-inventing is a powerful artform. Extending the life of the original into new forms, tangents and interpretations is what many of my favorite artists like to do.
My Surrealist friends were doing it 100 years ago with their paper collages. Current artists like Richard Prince, with his paintings of covers of pulp novel, and Dan Colen, with his Geppetto stills from Disney’s Pinocchio, are at it. We’re all re-inventing the past and re-writing the future.
Here are some links to some of my favorite music artists who are at it.