Passporte Royale - Born Free (M.I.A. Cover)
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's how we're playing this game of life, then my boy Passporte Royale is straight up winning at everything. Having already featured a few of his remakes and remixes, each with a significantly awesome and unique Balkan brass flare, this morning, he takes the blue ribbon yet again with his take on the most talked about song of the past week.
When asking him if he had a MySpace or any site to link to his super slick work, he replied with a no, however, he was kind enough to pass along a bit of a bio to tide us over.
"Passporte Royale is a DJ/Musician/Producer based in Stockholm, Sweden who's been running clubs and been DJing for about 10 years. After touring the world as a musician, the love for many different kinds music and influences from a lot of different cultures culminates in a series of somewhat different tracks and remixes. They are probably also an effect of a hunger for something fresh to spin...something new. His love for balkan brass and so forth shines thru all his work to date and is inspired by musicians like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Mahala Rai Banda, 17 Hippies, LaBrassBanda, Shantel, Balkan Beat Box and so on…"
Good enough for me...and his cover of M.I.A.'s Born Free is great enough that you probably don't need to listen to anything else today.