Horizon Wireless's Reimaginate is a Unique Look at the Bands We Love
Horizon Wireless is a DJ/drummer project made up of Harrison Waxzenberg and Dan Lyons. It has consistently evolved since its inception. They've blended styles of house music with creative sampling in a tasteful fashion that's both energized and ethereal. I've enjoyed multiple mixes from the duo, but their live shows are what I truly look forward to. They've impressed me before, but with this project they've tapped into something that is new and original.
Reimaginate is a well-thought and well-executed idea that Harrison Waxzenberg has played with for years. He combed through the catalogues of some of his favorite jam bands and picked out one song from each with a vision in mind. His plan was to put together a project of remixes that capture the attention of fans that don't necessarily love jam bands, and vice versa. From The Disco Biscuits and Lotus to the Grateful Dead and Phish, he didn't shy away from any particular band. I mean, he even remixed Widespread Panic!
Some songs feel like they were meant for this project, Scheme by STS9 fits the mold perfectly. And then there are others that I'd never think would work, like Help on the Way by the Grateful Dead - one of my favorite tracks on the album. I loved the fact that he touched on younger bands like Papadosio and Dopapod as well. There is something for everyone on this project, whether you like electronic music or not, you'll be impressed with the catchiness of Reimaginate.
I cannot wait to see what they do with some of these tracks live. I have a feeling they're going to resonate with crowds very well. If you haven't seen Horizon Wireless yet, make sure to check them out at Camp Bisco on July 12th to 14th and Satellite Ranch on September 1st to 3rd. They'll definitely take you on a rollercoaster ride. It seems like Horizon Wireless is stepping into the next stage of their musical evolution, and Reimaginate is an indication that it'll be the best one yet.
But don't take my word for it, listen for yourself!