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Was Will Be

Bassnectar is one of those artists that I stumbled upon through online suggestions. I was in Amsterdam and was looking for music that was good for tripping out to (hallucinogens) and a lot of people suggested Bassnectar. Although I didn’t really experience much of a trip (probably didn’t take enough) I did find a good artist. “Was Will Be” off Bassnectar’s new EP titled Reflective Part ,1 is today’s Track of the Day.

Ibiza 77 (Can You Feel It)

Summer is my favourite time of year from a music perspective as it’s the season for dance music, and today’s track is going to be a summer hit. Oliver Helden’s latest release “Ibiza 77 (Can You Feel It)” will definitely get people moving at whatever Pool Party, DJ set or club this track is played at!

Freeze me

Death From Above’s latest release “Freeze Me” is the Track of the Day today and it’s their first single since their 2014 album “The Physical World”. True to their unique high energy rock/punk style, the two piece band seem to be back in full swing under their original name Death From Above, rather than their former name Death From Above 1979.

Cola

Today’s Track of the Day is a Deep House banger by CamelPhat and Elderbrook. “Cola” is an insanely addictive dance hit by electronic producer CamelPhat and vocalist Elderbrook. This track is yet to be officially released and is making it’s way around various Radio Stations, but I can see this track being massive this summer. Go on, give it a listen!

Bora! Bora! Bora!

Get ready for the weekend with today’s Track of the Day “Bora! Bora! Bora!” by techno and dance legends Scooter. This is their recent single off their upcoming album Scooter Forever that’s coming out in August this year. Start your weekend the right way and get the party started!

6 Alternative Covers of Well Known Songs

I feel it’s my duty on Broad Noise to promote a wide range of music and not just stick to the mainstream songs that are repeatedly played on the radio and TV, and the best way to open your eyes to music is through covers. The fact that one song can be presented and interpreted in a number of different ways shows how creative some musicians are and it’s a great way to get into a new genre.

So without further ado, I have compiled six alternative covers of popular well known songs!

1. Forever Never – Boombastic feat. Benji Webbe (Original by Shaggy) [Explicit]
Everybody around in the 90s/00s would have heard of Shaggy. Whether that’s because of the infamous 2000 hit “It Wasn’t Me” or the earlier 1995 hit “Boombastic”, you’re probably familiar of Shaggy’s unique style. So it’s quite hard to imagine how his music would sound as Metal, right? Well give Forever Never’s cover of “Boombastic” featuring Benji Webbe from Skindred a listen and find out for yourself.

2. I Prevail – Blank Space (Original by Taylor Swift)
I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me you had already heard I Prevail’s cover of “Blank Space”, as it went viral on social media when it was released in 2014. Argued as the song that got the punk band recognition on a global scale, their cover of Blank Space is also arguably more passionately performed, with fans claiming that this version is sung with more feeling than the original.

3. August Burns Red – Wrecking Ball (Original by Miley Cyrus)
Similar to the above, whether you liked the song or not, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” got a lot of people talking back in 2013 (most likely because of the bizarre music video). And although I’m not a big fan of the original, August Burns Red’s punk interpretation is more my style.

4. Hopes Die Last – Promises (Original by Nero)
To mix things up a bit, and to prove that it’s not just pop music that can be covered in this style, here is Hopes Die Last’s Metalcore cover of “Promises” by Drum ‘n’ Bass legends Nero. The two versions have a lot of similarities but a few stark differences really set them apart and it’s honestly difficult to say which I prefer more.

5. DevilDriver – Sail (Original by AWOLNATION)
Aaron Bruno’s solo project AWOLNATION released “Sail” back in 2011. “Sail” was a massive hit and has since featured in a number of adverts. DevilDriver released their metal cover in 2013 and for obvious reasons, it wasn’t quite as big. The hardcore/death metal band are well known within their genre but fail to gather much recognition outside of it, but their cover is well produced and actually isn’t too hard on the ears. So give it a listen, you might just like it.

6. Limp Bizkit – Faith (Original by George Michael)
To end then, we have Limp Bizkit’s cover of “Faith” by the late George Michael. It’s hard to resist the lure of the original and most people can’t help but end up singing along. Limp Bizkit’s version however, is different to say the least and is slightly more uh, aggressive? Listen to the chorus and you’ll understand what I mean…

So there we have it, 6 alternative covers of well known songs. If I’ve done my job properly, you’re hopefully looking at music with a new openminded perspective. However, it’s also quite likely that I’ve put you off the word “cover” completely and that you feel like these bands killed the originals…

Either way, at least I tried.