As Fred Durst says, the title tells it all: New Old Songs.
The Neptunes do it all for the nookie, Timbaland tries a mission impossible
and P. Diddy shows his way on Limp Bizkit's upcoming remix album, due
Also among the hitmakers who are contributing versions of Bizkit's songs are
DJ Premier and William Orbit in addition to Limp's own DJ
Lethal (see "Bizkit's DJ Lethal Records With Method Man, Aaron Lewis For Solo LP"), guitarist Wes Borland and Durst.
"The remixes are like brand new songs," Durst said Thursday. "We're writing
our new record, so this is something you can put in your stereos and bump
E-40 and Eightball roll in on Timbaland's version of "Take a Look Around,"
the theme song to "Mission: Impossible 2." Limp Bizkit are eyeing Bubba
Sparxxx and Eve to make guest spots on other tracks.
The album may feature multiple remixes of some songs. Lethal and P. Diddy
have done different versions of "My Way," while Lethal, Borland and Madonna
producer William Orbit each tackled "Break Stuff."
"The most drastic is Wes' remix of 'Break Stuff,' " Lethal said Wednesday. "It's kind
of like Squarepusher, Aphex Twin just loud and really crazy. Mine's
more just club."
The same remixer also may turn up more than once. Production duo Neptunes
remade "N 2 Gether Now," the Significant Other hit featuring Method
Man, in addition to tackling the sex ode "Nookie." "The 'Nookie' remix is
ridiculous super bangin," Lethal said.
Though he declined to name the culprits, Lethal admitted that not all of the
remixes have been keepers.
"We've gotten a couple that are just awful," he said. "Sometimes when the
rap guys try to get into the rock stuff, they just don't get it. It gets
kind of cheesy and they overdo it and get too grimy and start screaming on
tracks. Since it's rock, most of the songs are not to a certain tempo, so
when you remix you have to align the vocals maybe sometimes word by word,
sometimes sentence by sentence. You have to break it up so it fits. And some
of them, it sounds like they didn't even listen to the songs because the
vocals are in a different place."
Also in time for Christmas, Limp Bizkit plan to release a DVD featuring home
movie footage and music videos.
For a full-length interview with Fred Durst, check out "Fred Durst: Give Peace a Chance."