Track of the Day: “Jericho” – Sister Rosetta Tharpe (C2C Remix)
This classic jazz remix comes from the Verve Remixed series, Verve Remixed: The First Ladies. The collection features 13 jazz tracks by famous female jazz singers remixed by DJs and producers from differing scenes and influences, including Toro Y Mio, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Flume, and more. Today’s track of the day is C2C’s remix of “Jericho” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also called “the original soul sister” and an early influence on Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. C2C injects breakbeat, hip-hop, and turntablism into the mix, offering a modern take on a well-loved jazz number.
C2C is known for their distinct style of turntablism. All four members (Atom and Pfel of Beat Torrent, and 20Syl and Greem of Hocus Pocus) are DJs and highly skilled turntablists in their own right; the group made a clean sweep of the DMC World Championship title from 2003-2006. Though they formed in 1998, C2C didn’t release their first EP until 2012; in the same year they released their first LP, Tetra, to critical acclaim. Since then, they have blown up, mesmerizing their fans with four turntables on stage and bringing scratch music once again to the forefront of electronic music in the form of hip-hop and electro-swing. Check out the remix below and more of C2C’s contagious and danceable sounds here.