new music: "new people" (empire way remix) by blue scholars

More new music from Blue Scholars. Man, I am loving these free track downloads. This one's the early version of "New People," one of my favorite songs off their Oof! EP. It features a loop from "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun. Sabzi explains:
Geo and I listen to a whole lot of music. Some of it is dope music people think is garbage, some of it is garbage that people think is dope music, some of it is simply garbage, and occasionally, some of it is Garbage.

Back in 2008, one of the tunes that was in (figurative) rotation on the iPhone was a little Australian hit called "Walking On A Dream" by a group called Empire Of The Sun. Whether or not that song is garbage is up to you. Either way, I snatched the best loops in that song, added some extra percussion, and chopped a Biggie sample for the bridge and we came up with what is now known as New People.

Since we wanted to release New People on the OOF! EP we ended up making a different version of it because a) the Empire version didn't match the sonic texture of OOF!, and b) you can't really do an official release of a song with such a recognizable sample anyway. You know, lawyers and such.

Long story short, this "remix" (aka original version) didn't come out until a year later in August '09 and even then I don't remember exactly how we put it out. We were so busy with the release of the actual EP and the Hawaii trip that I must have overlooked the fact that this remix only made it onto some crappy jewel-cased promo CD sampler that nobody listened to. 'Cause seriously, who the hell listens to CDs? Every time I'm at an event and somebody gives me a demo or sampler on CD it's like they're saying, "Hey man, will YOU throw this away for me?" (RIP Mitch Hedburg).

Anyway, I guess we waited too long on making this version known 'cause after the shows this weekend I was getting Twitter questions about this song from people like they never heard it before. What's likely more of a kick-in-the-hip-hop-testes is that, although we made this joint a year and a half ago, Wiz Khalifa has his own version that came out sometime (I think) in the last 6 months. This of course helped make an awkward moment at the show we did with Wiz Khalifa the other day when we rocked the New People {Empire Way Remix} in front of some of his fans.

Blah blah blah blah blah, nobody cares about your apologetic late-pass rants, Saba. Shut up and gimme the download already. No problem, friend. Here you go. Click the link, below, for instant download. - Sabzi
Loving this track, and I'm really glad they didn't let this one die an obscure death on some promo CD sampler. For more info, and to download the track, go to the Blue Scholars website here. And if you're in San Francisco or Los Angeles, don't miss Blue Scholars when they come to your town next week!

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