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VG 4TH ANNIVERSARY GUEST MIX N° 8:
HVW8 (TYLER GIBNEY)

Happy Birthday to us! It’s the 8th and final installment of Versions Galore’s 4th Anniversary Guest Cover Mix series…

HVW8, for the uninitiated, are an art collective made up of Gene Pendon, Tyler Gibney and Dan Buller who immoratlize their idols on canvas. Muhammad Ali, Fela, Stevie Wonder, Coxsonne Dodd, Serge Gainsbourg, Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayers (to just scratch the surface) all get painted from a palette that is just as likely to include colors like funk, soul and afrobeat than just browns, oranges and blues. While they are in global demand, exhibiting anywhere from Parco (Tokyo) to Streetwise (London), HVW8 stay true to their musical roots by often painting in their natural environment; live music events. Indeed they can be found applying paint and pen soul alongside genre pushing luminaries like Bugz In The Attic, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova and Roots Manuva. HVW8 are not afraid to share the limelight either. While hailing from Canada, they have established a firm base camp just off Melrose in Los Angeles in the form of the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery curating shows by the likes of Parra, Kevin Lyons, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFettridge and Michael Leon. And with that I’m excited and honored to pass today’s cover selector baton to HVW8’s Tyler Gibney.

Here is his mix:

VERSIONS GALORE 4TH ANNIVERSARY GUEST MIX N° 8:
HVW8 (TYLER GIBNEY)

And here is what he had to say:

Had a fun time pulling this together … and ended up with a lot or reggae versions. Always was a fan of Christine Lewis’s ‘Juicy Fruit’ along with Sly and Robbie covers. Tina Turner’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is a slept on version as is Grace Jones remake of Tom Petty’s ‘Breakdown’. So many great songs I didn’t include … could have went on an hour more!
Recorded it live at the HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca.

Fever – Susan Cadogan (Peggy Lee)
Whole Lotta Love – Tina Tuner (Led Zeppelin)
Light My Fire – Al Green (the Doors)
The Bed Too Big Without You – Shelia Hylton (the Police)
Southern Man – Merry Clayton (Neil Young)
Inner City Blues – Sly and Robbie (Marvin Gaye)
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Derrick Laro & Trinity (Michael Jackson)
Shimmy Shimmy – Prince Fatty (ODB)
Juicy Fruit – Christine Lewis (Mtume)
Between The Sheets – Soul Clap (the Isley Brothers)
Come As You Are – Lil Roy (Nirvana)
You Belong To Me – Michael McDonald (I thought it was actually Carly Simon that recorded it first, but it was the Doobie Brothers in 1977)
Trans Europe Express – Senor Coconut (Kraftwerk)
Billie Jean – Sly and Robbie (Michael Jackson)
Light My Fire – Jose Feliciano (the Doors)
Breakdown – Grace Jones (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Easy – Jimmy Lindsey (Commordores/Lionel Ritchie)
Walking on the Moon – Sly and Robbie (the Police)
Reasons – Seven Extension (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Summer Breeze – Jackie Mittoo (Seals and Crofts)
Roxanne – Okada with Ranking Roger (the Police)
I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – Eddie Hazel (the Beatles)

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Enjoy!
LS

PS Just wanted to give a huge shout out to all our 4th Anniversary guest DJs:
MARCO ON THE BASS, DJ DIA, STEVEN R GILMORE, LA DIMENSION DE TRASTOS, SLICING UP EYEBALLS, THE ACID HOUSE, SHOCKMAN and HVW8
Thanks a million again for pullin through with some quality covers…

Versions Galore will return to it’s regularly scheduled cover-age next week…

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