Seven Nation Army / C.R.E.A.M – Ramin Djawadi

From the soundtrack to the second season of HBO’s Westworld, Iranian-German composer Ramin Djawadi (best known for composing the Game of Thrones score) reimagines The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army as a piece of traditional Indian music, and Wu-Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M in a traditional Japanese style. Djawadi has synesthesia, allowing him to visualise the music he creates. I can’t help but wonder how these pieces appeared to him in his mind’s eye…

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Shimmy Shimmy Ya – El Michels Affair

Formed by American producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels, El Michels Affair released the Wu Tang Clan covers album Enter the 37th Chamber in 2009. Shimmy Shimmy Ya was originally the second single by Wu Tang founding member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and appeared on his debut solo album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version in 1995.

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