Local rapper / DJ Zilla Rocca loves remixes. He loves listening to them and he loves creating them. In fact, Zilla flexes his remix skills on his latest project Anything I Touch I Bruise Vol. 2, a 16-track effort of reimagined cuts from Curly Castro, PremRock, and more. Talking about the collection on Facebook, Zilla wrote:
The reason I love remixing songs is because I like the challenge of working within a finite frame in music: “you can ONLY do this at a set tempo with this voice, and these are the sounds that have already been used.” I also love the challenge of trying to wash the original producer! Sometimes I do sometimes I don’t but it’s always an exciting challenge of “Can I even do this better than what’s already been done?
To spread the love, Zilla chose his five favorite Philly-related remixes to share with us; read what he has to say below, and download Anything I Touch I Bruise Vol. 2 for free on Bandcamp.