Putting a fresh twist on a old track takes no small amount of talent, as any casual search on YouTube or SoundCloud quickly proves.
But Lane 8 (aka Daniel Goldstein) has been turning out some real magic from his San Francisco bedroom in recent weeks. First, he gave Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” a funky electro disco feel:
And this week, Lane 8 jumped ahead a couple of decades to the late ’90s, reworking Brandy’s “Never Say Never”:
Free download of Lane 8′s remixes of “Go Your Own Way” and “Never Say Never” via his Facebook page.
Lane 8′s other productions are worth a listen too, and not only because he points to Pet Shop Boys as a “huge influence” on his sound (though that alone is a pretty great reason). His debut single, “Don’t Want You Back,” is even tagged as ‘Neil Tennant’ on SoundCloud, while Lane 8′s latest, “Dusty,” is named for the soul singer whose career was revived by the synthpop duo in the ’80s. The track samples Springfield’s classic single, “Son Of A Preacher Man,” as well as Diana Ross’ cover of “I Will Survive.”