ReMix: Artura 'Dublin Delight'
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Lord Liftin' Jaysus, we's outta rum, but don't you be worryin none, me darling man! I knowed we was going ta be short so I brought anudder bottle wid me for I find's meself turrible wid me stomach dese days! ...actually, had a bit too much Merlot tonight (cue Giamatti's classic "I am NOT drinking any f*%^ing Merlot" line from Sideways), so the timing is perfect to post this glass-raising, pub-blazing, Irish drinking mix from yonder kinsman Makke. Top o' the morning to him. Sure, Guiness or Jameson's or a coffee of the spiked, Isles variety might have been more appropriate, but the point is, this mix goes where no mix has gone before, tantalizingly exploring the tender nether regions of the concept of "Irish Pub Game Arrangements" like never before. This is uncharted territory folks... the undiscovered country. I'm actually half Welsh, so I can lay vague, impartial claim to the type of inebriated Celtic roots that yield such lovelies as this wee gem from Marcus, who also can now at least claim honorary Irish heritage as well, if in actuality he hath none. Remember the scenes in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where Peregrine Tookthingy and Whatshisname got up on the table and sang something about a green dragon? Something like that, with a narrative closer in spirit to The Devil went Down to Georgia, perhaps, and you'll begin to get the picture. Instrumentation is perfect, vocals authentic (puts Pitt's accent attempts to shame), and there's even a "yaaa-naaaann-nanannanana" section, PERFECT for those so far lost to their drink that they can't be bothered to form actual words, much less remember lyrics. This is actually some rather awesome stuff, extraordinarily creative and original, and if it's mixed a little hectic it's all the better for it, giving the feeling of a closed in, rambunctious pub bustling with lively townsfolk and copious amounts of ale. I've never played Artura, and I probably never will, but I love this mix, generally like Ben Daglish's work, and absolutely dig what Makke's done with it. This melody was calling out... it WANTED to be found + hey-diddled with until it ended up a grand buddy/brewsky refrain, on a parallel with Jimmy Buffet's immortal "Why don't we get drunk and screw", and usable in an even wider variety of family-friendly contexts, no less. Makke should be proud that he did the finding, and also that he's built up a library of extremely quirky but musically competent and intelligent mixes in a variety of styles, of which this is no exception. Excellent stuff - no matter how remotely far you are from having any Irish in you whatsoever, you can't be hatin' on the Dublin Delight. Dye the river green and don yer clovers, this one's bustin' out, Lucky Charms-style.
- Daemos on October 10, 2012
- Kuolema on May 29, 2011
And as good as the music is, I think the writing is just as stellar. Everything about this mix seems customised to the utmost of its Celtic potential, and it just oozes personality and fun because of it. I don't think it's a stretch to say that EVERYONE has fun listening to this, and that very few people will immediately forget it.
Fierce contender for my favourite vocal mix on the entire site, despite its length and novel approach. It makes it work, and makes it work scarily well.
- Marmiduke on March 19, 2011
So I have attempted to help give this song the recognition it deserves by creating a high quality music video for it, enjoy.
- setzertrancer on May 13, 2010
Good production, a fun lyrical tale, and it gets the job done that it sets out to do. Short and sweet, this is definitely more of a mood-setter, but the quality is definitely there. :-)
- OA on February 3, 2010
- shadowg3 on December 20, 2009
Sweeps me right off my feet.
- Polo on November 21, 2009
- WesternZypher on December 9, 2008
Celtic bias kicking in.... this mix is HOT!!!!!!!!!
VERY nice work!
- big giant circles on November 30, 2008
- DramaNoMore on June 23, 2008
Honestly, it's hard to find a better song than this to make you happy. One of OCR'S FINEST!
- anosou on January 22, 2008
this is just amazing. I usually don't listen to remixes unless I am familiar with the source. The problem with that, though, is that I miss out on glorious little gems like this one. Makke is awesome.
- Jaybell on May 24, 2007
This is just all-around goodness, folks! I feel like I'm in another country... in another era...
This is what music is all about. Thanks for this remix!
Edit: The lyrics are genius! :D
- al3xand3r on November 14, 2006
irateLombax wrote: Anyone know where i can find the lyrics?
Under the lyrics tab.
- Navi on July 27, 2006
- irateLombax on July 27, 2006