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Is someone seriously going around and checking my tiny blog for The Knife/Booka Shade/Everything But The Girl Remixes? Well just to make you happy I reuploaded it. :)


Chrono Trigger

My brother Martin and I were huge video game fans when we were kids. Lots of RPGs, fighting games, PC FPSs, strategy games, you name it. But one of the games that stands out is of course:

Chrono Trigger.

I have always been a fan of the music, downloading the midis online as soon as they were available. Early on in my musical journey, I would drop the midis into garage band (my starting program) and re-arrange them with rad synths and huge drums. It really only sounded so cool, so I never did much with it other than jam it every now and then.

I even tried to arrange a Chrono Trigger album writing vision quest thing. Didn't quite work out. Not everyone like Chrono Trigger as much as I do.

Finally, last spring break, Martin and I had enough free time to actually work on some jams together. We took the midi stems from some Chrono Trigger songs we especially liked and dropped them into ableton. From there we chopped, warped, and arranged new tunes out of what we had. Lots of different methods are used. Some songs are just songs from the game filtered all crazy, others are re-arrangements with extra spices, some are totally new jams.

I'm really down with this stuff as it shows the culmination of what I have been working on and I finally get to release some quality Chrono Trigger inspired music.

Jason Torres feat. Martin Torres - "Chrono Trigger"


So TLUV and I have been working on a drum and bass mixtape which remixes mainly older southern hip hop like Lil Flip, Outkast, Slim Thug, along with some other gems from back in the day. To tide everyone over until we get this thing pressed, I have a remix of Big Moe's "Maan" that I can't wait to hear in the club.

Big Moe - "Maan!" (Jason Torres Remix)


Spring/Summer 2009 Mixes

As the semester came to a close, I finally had time to work on some music and some new remixes. I started remixing (i hate the term "mashing") various songs from different genres together, seeing what worked and what did not. Baile funk works well with big room techno, for example. I dropped this mix which contains some of these creations.

Spring 2009 School's Out Mix

Track List

1. Analog People in a Digital World - "The Violet Trip" w/ ODB (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
2. Aniki - "Introducin'" w/ J Dilla - "Beeper" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
3. Nedu Lopez - "XXX"/ The Field - "A Paw In My Face" w/ Mylo - "In My Arms" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
4. Capsule - "Sugarless Girl Remix" w/ Diplo - "Unknown Baile Funk" [Jason Torres Remix]
5. Deadmau5 - "The Reward is More Cheese"/Daft Punk - "Da Funk" w/ Burial - "Untrue" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
6. Baile Funk - "Unknown"
7. Daft Punk - "Television (Around the World) Remix" w/ Belinda Carlisle - "Heaven is Place on Earth" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
8. Capusle - "Eternity" [Jason Torres Remix]
9. Jason Torres - "We're Having It Large" (Original Mix)
10. Jason Torres - "Baile Funk Remix"
11. Junior Boys - "In The Morning"/ Capsule - "Portable Kuukou Remix" [Jason Torres Remix]
12. Crystal Waters - "Gypsy Woman" (Jason Torres Remix)
13. Red Carpet "Morningstar Remix" w/ Baile Funk "Boladona" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
14. Mark Knight, Funk Agenda - "Arena" w/ STFU - "Shut the Fuck Up" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
15. Moogwai - "Neon" w/ Cidinho e Doca - "Cidade de Deus" (acapella)/Baile Funk - "Unknown" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
16. Florian Meindl - "Blast"/Daft Punk "Too Long" [Jason Torres Remix]
17. Phunk Investigation - "Dirty Disco" w/ Baile Funk - "Unknown" [Jason Torres Remix]
18. Fredrico Franchi - "Cream" w/ Dennis DJ - "Jonathan II" (acapella) (Jason Torres Remix)
19. Arno Cost & Arias - "Magenta"
20. Cicada - "Beautiful" (Michael Gray Remix)
21. Snoop Dogg - "Sensual Seduction" w/ Daft Punk - "One More Time" (Jason Torres Remix)
22. Robert M - "Porno House" w/ Baile Funk - "Unknown" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix

I played a lot of the stuff I did on the spring tape live for a while and got good vibes from it so I refined it, crafted some new remixes, changed some old ones. At this point I am trying to work on fluid transitions.

Summer 2009 Megamix

Download here

Track List

1. James Zabiela - "No Other Way But Down" w/ Puff Daddy - "I'll Be Missing You" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
2. Sigur Ros - "Svefn-G-Englar Remix" w/ The Beatles - "With A Little Help From My Friends" (acapella)
3. Mowgli and SOLO - "Orient Espresso"/ Analog People in a Digital World - "A Japanese Whale" w/ Diplo "Baile Funk One" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
4. Steel Lord - "It's What You Do To Me Remix" w/ Baile Funk - "Unknown" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]/Aniki - "Introducin'" w/ J Dilla - "Beeper" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
5. Martin Torres - "4 Track Experiment" w/ Baile Funk - "Unknown" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
6. Captain Rock - "Cosmic Glide" [Jason Torres Remix}
7. The Frenchmakers feat. Andrea - "Miracle w/ The Ting Tings - "That's Not My Name" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
8. Johnny D - "Orbitalife" w/ Wu-Tang Clan "Shame on a Nigga" (acapella)/ Naughty by Nature - "O.P.P." [Jason Torres Remix]
9. Ryan Davis - "Clouds Passing By Remix" w/ Michael Jackson - "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" (acapella)/ Technotronic - "Pump Up the Jam" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix}
10. Lennie de Ice - "We R.I.E. Remix" w/ Diplo - "Unknown Baile Funk" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
11. Daft Punk - "Oh Yeah"/ Francesco Sparacello - "Air" w/ Diplo - "Unknown Baile Funk" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
12. Deadmau5 - "The Reward is More Cheese"/ Daft Punk - "Da Funk"/ The Prodigy "Smack My Bitch Up" w/ Burial - "Untrue" (acapella)/ Fedde La Grand - "Sex-O-Matic" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
13. Crookers - "Big Money Comin'"/ Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" [Jason Torres Remix]
14. Mike Candys & Jack Holiday "La Serenissima Remix"
15. Deadmau5 - "Brazil" w/ Jennifer Lopez - "Waiting for Tonight" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix}
16. Daft Punk - "Television (Around the World) Remix" w/ Belinda Carlisle - "Heaven is Place on Earth" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
17. DJulz - "So You Know" w/ Baile Funk - "Unknown" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
18. Red Carpet "Morningstar Remix" w/ Baile Funk "Boladona" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
19. Mark Knight, Funk Agenda - "Arena" w/ STFU - "Shut the Fuck Up" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
20. Phunk Investigation - "Dirty Disco" w/ Baile Funk - "Unknown" [Jason Torres Remix]
21. Daso - "Meine" w/ Freestyle - "Don't Stop the Rock" [Jason Torres Remix]
22. Mathias Shaffhauser - "Coincidence (Trentemoller Remix)"/ The Field - "Sun and Ice" w/ Outfield "I Don't Want To Lose Your Love Tonight" [Jason Torres Remix]


Young Love and Phoenix Remixes

So I had recently worked on a remix, maybe rework, of Phoenix's "1901" and my good friend Jimmy of Young Love called me up and asked if I could try and remix "Black Boots" for them because he didn't hear a remix of it that he liked. So I threw this together one day.

Phoenix - "1901" (Jason Torres Remix)

Young Love - "Black Boots" (Jason Torres Remix)

Beatport Remix

So Beatport had a remix contest for some Fedde La Grand song, so I decided, oh why not? I made like 5 little diddys and send some out to friends to work on. Nothing ever came of that, so I just worked on my own version. It shows my first real foray into progressive and more techno kinda sounds.

Download here

Fedde La Grand - "Get This Feeling" (Jason Torres Remix)

2008 Minimix

After the Obamatape I finished the record Dustin and I did about the Chakras, I will post that up here pretty soon. I got really into Drum and Bass at this time, and was listening to a lot of that, but I decided I needed to drop something, so I threw together this little tidbit. The last song is the best for sure.

Track List

1. Fredrico Franchi "Cream" w/ Dennis DJ "Jonathan II" (acapella) (Jason Torres Remix)
2. Arno Cost & Arias - "Magenta"
3. Cicada - "Beautiful" (Michael Gray Remix)
4. Snoop Dogg - "Sensual Seduction" w/ Daft Punk "One More Time" (Jason Torres Remix)

The Obamatape

So after I returned from Japan, I had finished the Skeetape and had a bunch of new music I found from Japan. I got heavy into baile and even some punjabi music. So now I needed to try and mix all these styles together. We wanted to promote Obama too, so The Obamatape came to be.

Not my favorite stuff I have done. Don't know why. I guess this was more an experiement in mixing different styles and full songs as opposed to the loop based way I had been working before. First song by my brother, Martin, on a mix too.

Download here

Track List

1. Boston - "Foreplay" w/ Barack Obama
2. Corona - "Rhythm of the Night" (Jason Torres Remix)
3. Earth, Wind and Fire - "Boogie Wonderland" (Jason Torres Remix)
4. Ami Suzuki - "Free Free"
5. King Amir - "Samir's Theme" w/ Mylo "Drop the Pressure" w/ TLUV (Jason Torres Remix)
6. Clever "It's No Black and White" w/ Daft Punk "Technologic" (acapella) [Martin Torres Remix]
7. Miami Horror - "Don't Be On With Her"
8. The Faint - "Glass Danse" w/ Kathy Brown "Turn Me Out" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
9. Dennis DJ - "Jonathan II" (Jason Torres Remix)
10. M83 - "We Own The Sky" (Jason Torres Remix)
11. Perfume - "ポリリズム"
12. Cyber X feat Misono - "Eleven" (Cyber Trance Edit)
13. TLUV - "Look Who Still Ballin'"
14. Ricky Blaze - "How Mi Look"
15. Tigarah - "Freestyle"
16. TLUV - "Shake It" (Original Mix)
17. Supermerk2 - "Que Calor"
18. Cool Kids - "Black Mags"
19. Jazzy B - "Bach Bach De"

The Skeetape

With my new found remixing powers, Travis "also known as TLUV" and I decided it was time to take the dance world by storm with our line of mixtapes. We had recently heard the The Party Mixtape vol. 5 which blew our minds, with that in mind we created: The Skeetape. Dustin got in on this one as did rory, laying down various synths. This mix takes us towards mixing more recent hip hop with kind of club grooves. It marks the first appearance of Baile on our mixes w/ Tire a Camisa.

I like this mix alot, I mixed it while in Japan and would test songs on the kids who would party with us. A good time. :)

Download here

Track List

1. TLUV - "Shake it Fastest" (Original Mix)
2. The New Deal - "The Ray Parker Suite" w/ lil jon and the east side boyz - "throw it up" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]
3. Dennis Dj e MC Cabo - "Tire a Camisa" (Jason Torres Remix)
4. TLUV - "Keep It Crunk" (Original Mix)
5. Musique - "In The Bush" (Jason Torres Remix)
6. Daft Punk - "Face to Face" and "High Life" (Jason Torres Remix)
7. Big Pic - "Black Bon Jovi" w/ Lil Flip "Game Over" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix)
8. Da Miing - "Bun Beat"
9. Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You" w/ Beastie Boys "Intergalatic" (Jason Torres Remix)
10. T2 - "Heartbroken" (Jason Torres Remix)
11. LFO "Freak" w/ Yin Yang Twins "Get Low" (acapella) [Jason Torres Mix]
12. TLUV - "Let Me See 'Em" (Original Mix)
13. James Zabiela "Human After All" w/ Daft Punk "Human After All" (Jason Torres Remix)
14. Lil' Mama - "When We Get Loose" (Jason Torres Mix)
15. TLUV - "I Will Sample Whatever I Want" (Original Mix)
16. Telefon Tel Aviv - "John Thomas on the Inside Is Nothing but Foam" w/ J-Kwon "Tipsy" (acapella) [Jason Torres Remix]

Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek (Jason Torres Remix)

This is a remix of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" I did shortly after the "mix 2." Warping that vocal was a nightmare. I heard ATB do a version of this song at Futurefest which was sick.

Download here

Let's start from the beginning...

Once I moved over from Logic Pro to Ableton Live 6 there was no stopping me. These are my first attempts at remixing. It it mainly just loops arranged under the acapellas. At this point my goal in djing was to fuse together the sounds of 90's hip hop and r&b with updated dance production.

Track List

1: Aaliyah feat. Timbaland - "Are you that somebody?" (Jason Torres Remix)
2. The Cardigans - "Love Fool" (Jason Torres Remix)
3. Lady Sovereign - "Love Me or Hate Me" (Jason Torres Remix)
4. M.I.A. -" Galang" (Jason Torres Remix)
5. UGK - "International Players Anthem" (Jason Torres Remix)