By: Scott Roth
It appears Travis Barker wants to be remembered forever with all of his hard work he is putting in lately. He continues to produce remixes while simultaneously working on a new Blink 182 album, his own solo album, and rehearsing for an upcoming show with none other than Slash (a November 22 benefit for the Los Angeles Youth Network). And that’s not even getting into his business ventures, or his role as a father.
“Yeah, I wake up at 6,” he laughed. “I’m a busy man, I guess.” You have to love the hustle of this guy. A drummer that truly loves the music and pushes creativity in each of his projects. Going in over a hip-hop track is nothing new to Travis and this is not the first time he has posted a full length remix. Earlier this year he released one for Eminem’s “3 AM” and previous to that was his take on Soulja Boy’s “Crank That”.
Barker’s “Forever” remix dropped on Wednesday (Nov 11) and described his inspiration. “This song gets played so much — whether it be on TV or on the radio or XM — and I think songs like this that you can’t escape, you start to get ideas in your head about how you’d want to flip it,” And this song is awesome; every verse is crazy. Who could ask for a better lineup as far as rappers? And everyone’s going in on their verse. So I was excited about it, I didn’t have to think twice about getting on it.”
Working strictly off an a cappella track, Barker built his “Forever” mix from the ground up, spending a week tinkering in the studio with his production partner, Sweatshop. The main goal, he said, was to build a drum line that matched the constantly shifting mood and tempo of the song. Job well done Travis!
Check out the “Forever” remix here as well as some other Socialite favorites.