//GORILLAZ SONGS//

DARE (DFA Remix)

At an uncomfortable 12 minutes and 2 seconds, there are still a few reasons why you’d want to listen to the DFA remix of "DARE". The fact that it uses only Damon Albarn and Shaun Ryder’s vocals (Damon’s are decidedly a lot funkier than Rosie’s, which dominate the album version), not to mention it’s hook-heavy funk-style bassline, make this cut one of the more inventive remixes Gorillaz has seen (not including the complete overhauls seen in the Spacemonkeys dub-extravaganza refixes). The mood of the track is perhaps a bit darker in DFA’s take than in the album’s version, and the actual concept behind it (the well thought-out arrangement, the cowbell-driven beat, the mash-up of vocal progression) is of a quality which lands in an entirely different ballpark than the Soulwax remix. All of these elements carry it along just fine for about the first seven minutes. But then, as far too many dance mixes do, the track goes off the deep end. You can start to feel it when the melody-less rocket take-off noises fire up, and by the time the beat cuts out, leaving behind only ambient, celestial noise, the DFA remix is treading knee-deep in some really ugly, over-used club-hopping muck. After the bright spots from the first few minutes, this is all so anti-climatic, you wonder if perhaps someone mistakenly tacked on a bunch of sampling leftovers in post-production. I suggest you get yourself an audio-editing program like cubase, and do this track a huge fucking favor: fade it out at the seven minute mark. And, DFA? We’ll just look the other way pretend the second half was an accident.
- Wazawaii



Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz
Produced by Gorillaz, Dangermouse, Jason Cox and James Dring
Co-produced by Jason Cox
Engineered by Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by James Dring
Assistant engineer: Toby Whelan
Remixed by DFA



Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

"DARE (DFA Remix)" [12:15] - available on its 12" remix promo of DARE



Live

Not going to be performed live at the upcoming gigs.



Lyrics:

It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's DARE

It's DARE

You've got to press it on you
You just think it
That's what you do baby
Hold it down there

Jump with them all and move it
Jump back and forth
And feel like you were there yourself
Work it out

Never did no harm
Never did no harm

It's DARE
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's DARE

It's DARE

You've got to press it on you
You just think it
That's what you do baby
Hold it down there

Jump with them all and move it
Jump back and forth
And feel like you were there yourself
Work it out

Never did no harm
Never did no harm

It's DARE
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's DARE

Never did no harm
Never did no harm

It's DARE
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's coming up
It's DARE

You've got to press it on you
You just think it
That's what you do baby
Hold it down there

Jump with them all and move it
Jump back and forth
And feel like you were there yourself
Work it out

You've got to press it on you
You just think it
That's what you do baby
Hold it down there

Jump with them all and move it
Jump back and forth
And feel like you were there yourself
Work it out




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