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January 15, 2010 5:58 AM   Subscribe

DJ's remixing Star Wars theme song (especially the Imperial March)

I'm looking for mp3's (or itunes) of DJ's remixing (or mashups of) Star Wars theme music. I know some exist, but I didn't know if there was a bank of mp3's on the internet where I could listen to them.
posted by Hands of Manos to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
There's a track by 2 Skinny J's called "Irresistable Force" that samples the Imperial March.

There's also a version of the Imperial March called the "Rage Mix", but that's an official "re-version" (re-recorded with a electronic/rock sound) made for a LucasArts game a few years back, rather than a remix/mashup.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:15 AM on January 15, 2010


The Best of Bootie compilation has one this year
http://www.bootiemashup.com/bestofbootie2009/ - (Brazillian Star Wars) in the Bonus section as well as in 2007
http://www.bootiemashup.com/bestofbootie2007/ (Galvanize the Empire).
posted by librarianamy at 6:20 AM on January 15, 2010


seconding Irresistible Force, off of "Sing, Earthboy, Sing!"
posted by squorch at 6:20 AM on January 15, 2010


no worries! Thanks!
posted by Hands of Manos at 6:32 AM on January 15, 2010


Disco arrangements of Star Wars.
posted by logicpunk at 6:33 AM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not mixing, but scratching:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asi6_dj-scratch-march-imperial_fun

And Family Guy did the Imperial March: Ringtones and mp3 available, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Uk1l1BEMA
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes at 7:02 AM on January 15, 2010


Oh, man. I wish was at home to give you more info, but here's what is on my Imperial Mix (from memory).

Apex Twin has a mix of the Star Wars disco.
Imperial Reinforcement Mix by Bart Klepka. He used to be off of Overclocked.org but I'm not sure what has become of him now. Google returns some sketchy results.
"Use the Force" by the Heebie Jeebies
Along with the "Rage Mix" of the Imperial March mentioned above, there is a "Leviathan Mix". These were related to one of the Lucas Arts computer games.
posted by cimbrog at 7:17 AM on January 15, 2010


Well... I think we'd be remiss without mentioning the Imperial March mixed into this "Side Hug" thing.

It's...uh...amusing, at least.
posted by kaseijin at 7:37 AM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Imperial March remix by "Moby" (This has been attributed to Moby since Napster days, but who knows.)
posted by smackfu at 7:48 AM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


kaseljin lolololol oh man, that just never gets old (I spring that on people all the time)

thanks guys! these are great!
posted by Hands of Manos at 7:49 AM on January 15, 2010


DJ Z-Trip and DJ P did this to great effect on the amazing mix tape Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 (track 14). The album had a seriously limited vinyl pressing but because of it's nature isn't hard to come by online.
posted by carsonb at 8:00 AM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also a previouslyish that doesn't show from your tags or the Related Questions: Help me compile a mix of songs about Star Wars

(Adding some tags might help your related questions mining: StarWars Vader DarthVader ImperialMarch, etc.)
posted by carsonb at 8:03 AM on January 15, 2010


I have a track by a DJ Mike off of "DJ Mike's Greatest Hits" which has the title "Imperial March Techno Remix". It's not quite a remix so much as a remake. If you're interested, comment or memail, and I'll send to your e-mail address in your profile.
posted by knile at 8:05 AM on January 15, 2010


Keltech Strikes Back
posted by hypersloth at 8:05 AM on January 15, 2010


The related videos at this YouTube clip of The Jedi Theme (MJ Remix) looks chock-full of stuff too.
posted by carsonb at 8:06 AM on January 15, 2010


and Star Wars DJ Battle.

Done.
posted by hypersloth at 8:08 AM on January 15, 2010


DJ Keoki did a great version of the main Star Wars theme.
posted by phatkitten at 8:14 AM on January 15, 2010


oops, forgot
posted by hypersloth at 8:35 AM on January 15, 2010


wow these are great!
posted by Hands of Manos at 9:07 AM on January 15, 2010


My favorite Imperial March remix is this one by DV. Kinda Blade Runner-y.

Note: despite what the Youtube comments say, this is not Aphex Twin.
posted by eggplantplacebo at 9:41 AM on January 15, 2010


This has been attributed to Moby since Napster days, but who knows

and

despite what the Youtube comments say, this is not Aphex Twin.

Moby and Aphex Twin have been given credit for more random "electronica" tracks and remixes, mostly in the late 1990s when people were getting random songs on Napster. Some of that has continued, with people swapping tracks on blogs and other random sources (though it seems Aphex Twin did cover the Popcorn Song, but Kraftwerk and Jean Michel Jarre did not).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:05 AM on January 15, 2010


Scratch that last bit: JMJ did cover the song, as the Pop Corn Orchestra.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:06 AM on January 15, 2010


Also done at "scribble Jam" several years ago.

DJ creates the Imperial Death march, I believe he's using Buck 65's "The Centaur" on both tables.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGl4DlfBvLA
posted by oblio_one at 10:07 AM on January 15, 2010


Not really a DJ, but at crazy cover by one of the fastest living guitar players (Buckethead) covering the death march (kinda one of those guitar covers of a non-guitar song that's memorable (think Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pngkxpmhMAg#t=2m30s

On another noted, Buckethead's a hell of a wikipedia read / youtube live performance coverage to get lost reading watching for an afternoon. Think of buckethead like a mix between Jack Black (if he was mute and could only express himself through insanely playing the guitar), Slash and the 1980's/90's pop culture and hair metal bands (Halloween the movie and KFC for obvious reasons):

Buckethead's Wikipedia Article

Youtube of his sheer ability to shred the guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-woe3SCAaAt=0m33s
posted by thankyoumuchly at 10:17 AM on January 15, 2010


Suckadelic's Star Wars Breakbeats is surprisingly good.
posted by anildash at 10:39 AM on January 15, 2010


While not really a "DJ", MECO did some fantastic remixes/rearrangements of the Starwars stuff back in the 1970's. Give them a listen. It's disco, but damn it's funky.
posted by cosmicbandito at 10:45 AM on January 15, 2010


My favorite: Fader Gladiator - Battle Of The Planets as heard in the television program Spaced.
posted by ktrey at 10:56 AM on January 15, 2010


Mr. Dibiase - May the Force
posted by mkn at 11:53 AM on January 15, 2010


Fett's Vette from MC Chris might have sampled something, but I can't recall.
posted by jjb at 12:48 PM on January 15, 2010


Party Ben - Galvanize the Empire
posted by Monster_Zero at 1:07 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, from my breakbeat days, there's
DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer - Imperial March
and
DJ Demand - Dark & Light (Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Remix)
posted by Sutekh at 1:33 AM on January 16, 2010


Strong second to Monster_Zero's recommendation. I'm a real fan of that track.
posted by MikeHarris at 9:42 PM on January 17, 2010


There's also Interstellar Force's Star Wars theme, which I've got (three mixes), and they're quite good.

There's moosebutter's version -- which is a bit mind-blowing, if not precisely on point with what you're looking for. (Seriously, though, you do need to follow that link. The "remix" and men's choir ones are particularly fun.)

And I'm blown away that no one has even MENTIONED Isao Tomita yet!

Isao Tomita was probably the very first guy to remix "Star Wars" way, way back when in the days when Moog stuff was first coming out. Wiki link. Anyway, his version is a MUST look-up.
posted by MikeHarris at 9:56 PM on January 17, 2010


Also, in addition to the aforementioned (I think?) Meco's cover of the Star Wars theme, there was also his cover of Ewok Celebration, which features at one point Meco performing a rap in Ewokese.
posted by MikeHarris at 10:00 PM on January 17, 2010


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