Mile High Makeout: Michael Trundle tries his hand at production with new remix

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Yesterday, Eryc Eyl discussed Michael Trundle's debut remix. Today, he delves into Trundle's musical background a bit and unveils the remix itself.

"The entire song is there," says Trundle, with a hint of pride. "In some places, it's separated by some beats, but it's all there." The DJ is now working on a treatment of the Pixies classic, "Hey," and he says he'll be taking the same approach with that track. "These are songs I love," he says. "It'd be kind of a shame and an insult to the artists to not include the whole song. I want all those lyrics present. I want Danzig to hear it and not completely hate my guts."

Michael Trundle is, first and foremost, a lover of music. He plays several brass instruments -- "everything except the French horn, because that mouthpiece is too small" -- and first connected with Tyler Jacobson, with whom he would later launch Lipgloss, over a mutual love for music. "We met at Paris on the Platte back in the day," he reminisces. "When I was nineteen and he was seventeen, we practically lived there. We'd be hanging out at the tables, making fun of the meatheads. I was the waver kid and he was the indie rock kid with the indie rock haircut."

Eighteen years later, Trundle is proud and gratified to have created something that has his own fingerprints on it. "I don't try to pretend I'm a musician or a rock star," the 37-year-old DJ insists. "I never claimed to be making music. I'm a DJ. It's a different fucking thing. Deejaying is kind of like translating music into a new form for people to appreciate it in a new way."

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