David Bowie – Radio Soulwax presents Dave

David Bowie’s sudden and very welcome return last week reminded me of this; Belgium’s Soulwax who outdid themselves with this amazing hour-long mix of Bowie songs. What really sets it apart though is the dreamlike video, taking us through his life, times, and many alter egos. As Drowned in Sound pointed out, it also evokes Todd Haynes’ Dylan biopic ‘I’m not there’ with it’s gender swapping lead actor. At it’s least it’s a beautifully mixed reminder of what a genius songwriter Bowie is; more than that though, it shows what a masterful ability he had to mould his persona to be ahead of the curve time and time again.

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