My remix of Jump Ararnd by The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican and friends, a comedy band from Barnsley who do a lot for local charities. The song itself is a cover version and reinterpretation of a Hip Hop song from the 90s by House of Pain.
I originally intended to do a complete re-imagining of the song but two things stopped me. First, I wanted to respect the original musicians, some of whom are professional musicians who’ve had some great success. The second thing was I liked the original festival style, which I didn’t want to spoil.
I rearranged the track, shortening it by about 40 seconds, heavily remixed it taking lots of tracks or sections out and even moving parts played, from one section to another. I created a new 20 second intro, and a new ending, and played about 10 extra instruments and tracks including some slap bass and hip hop strings.
The original before the remix
Here’s the Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican’s version (feat. Maartin Allcock, Eliza Carthy, Mike Harding, Graham Oliver, Hugh Whitaker & The Doonitic Choir) Scott Doonican)