Hopkins vs Obama – State of the Union remix

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Bouncing down Obama's speech over Hopkins' "Insides"

Raphael, my new co-worker at Jawbone, and I are obsessed with an album I discovered by Jon Hopkins called “Insides“(2009). It’s been the soundtrack of a few plane rides for me, and keeps revealing new delicious sonic wonders.

Last week, president Obama gave his State of the Union address, and Raph was catching the replay of the speech. Of course, he was also playing “Insides” in the background. I’ll be damned if it doesn’t match the mood of Obama’s speech in many goose-bump inducing moments.

We passed the headphones back and forth a few times before I decided that I must mix the entire Hopkins album against Obama’s SOTU. A few hours after some eq, compression, and the wonder that is Longcat’s H3D plugin to sit Obama back into Hopkins’ world, and I had gold.

I’ll let you be the judge, but just give it a listen and try not to stand at teary-eyed attention and salute.

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  • Anonymous

    I agree, it is amazing how well-matched the music and the speech are! In the first fifteen minutes, I especially noticed the dramatic change in the tone of the speech and the music mirroring it at the 12 min. mark. You guys are so creative to think of doing this. I think Obama would get a kick out of it!