5 Non-Rap Acts We'd Like to See Chopped Not Slopped
Here's a confession: I've never really understood chopped and screwed music. Because of this, I've never had an opinion on it, and filed it away with Reggaeton and Texas Country in my "genres not for me" mental file folder.
Then I heard OG Ron C's take on Girl Talk's All Day and I found myself really enjoying it. Suddenly I became curious about what other non-rap chopped not slopped mixes might be out there. Luckily for me, DJ Lil Steve did a whole series of alternative and hard rock tapes awhile back featuring Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana and Nickelback, among others.
Color me surprised by how much I enjoyed the Nickelback mix in particular.
But why stop there? There's still a whole world of non-rap acts that might benefit from being slow, loud and banging. Here are five that I'd like to see the Chopstars work their magic on.
(Writer's Note: The attached videos are included to give you an idea of what things might sound like. Do not consider this an endorsement of any of the tracks, unless the DJ is from Houston and has a violent streak, in which case their mix is awesome.)
The Deftones may not have been as rap-centric as their contemporaries, but that's okay, because they were far and away the best band to come out of the hodgepodge of bands labeled nu-metal.
Although darker and more melodic than the Korns and Limp Bizkits of the world, they could drop a great riff when they needed to and have plenty of tracks that might make for an interesting chopped tape. Also, Chino Moreno has the best moan/sing in modern rock, which would help give the tape a bit more character.
4. The Cure
Robert Smith's vocal style may not be best suited for this type of remix, but I still think it would be an interesting experiment. Would England's greatest gothic pop export turn even sadder? Would someone even be able to drive around the city at night with this blasting in their ride, or would the tears drive them to the side of the road?
This could be the start to a whole series of "sad, lonely and banging" mixes if they play their cards right.