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Golden Years,” is a stone-cold classic, one of his biggest singles, a perennial on any Bowie greatest hits collection! It certainly was an honor to be asked, so I wasn’t going to say no. But it was also a bit of a bold move on Jason’s part as I am a total remix novice. So I must acknowledge and thank the boss man for trusting that I could do the song justice.

Golden Years Remix by Eric J. Lawrence

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2010-09-19 18.32.02 copyBeing a rookie, it was essential that I team up with someone with some experience in the world of remixing.  I concluded my pal Samuel Bing from Fol Chen would be an excellent collaborator. I’ve known him since his early days in a prior band, so I was familiar with his style and taste, and I knew him to be a major aficionado of Bowie’s work.

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Over a couple of sessions, deep in the Fol Chen compound high atop the hills of Highland Park, we carved out our take on this classic song. It’s been such a fun challenge (and a little bit of good-natured competition with my fellow remixing DJs). And now I’ve caught the bug – who do I get to remix next????

Hear the rest of the David Bowie Golden Years remixes by KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole, Anthony Valadez & Chris Douridas here at http://kcrw.com/bowie

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  • John

    interesting elements in the remix, like hallway drums and a penny whistle, but as interesting as it was, I feel (this is just me, mind you) that one listen was enough. although, as Eric and his pal suggest in the video, that this is one of Bowie's B- songs, and I agree it is not sacrosanct, but it is nigh on perfect as it is in its original form. Glad he had fun and hopefully future attempts will yield terrific remixes. Let's just hope he doesn't try to tackle rewriting the World of Wonders or changing the implement of trauma in Fifth Business to a spitwad.