Jeffrey Paradise, also known as Poolside, has teamed up with producer Lewis Pesacov and Omar Velasco of Amo Amo for a dreamy, disco reimagining of the Grateful Dead‘s “Shakedown Street”. The song is given a modern-day upgrade with relaxing guitar lines over a smooth beat to go with Paradise and Amo Amo’s subtle vocals, making for a perfect addition to those summertime playlists.
“‘Shakedown Street’ has always been a staple of Poolside’s DJ sets,” Paradise said of his new collaborative release covering one of the Dead’s fan-favorite anthems. “It’s one of the rare songs that can combine rock and disco in a way that totally works. So just in time for Jerry Day, here’s Poolside’s take on the Grateful Dead! It’s always a challenge to cover a classic song and do it justice, especially one with a one chord chorus. This version brings some extra Poolside disco and electronic flavor as a refreshing take on the og while still honoring the master composition.”
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The song’s accompanying video, directed by filmmaker Bill Heffley, highlights home video footage from the aptly-named “Shakedown Street” parking lot and camping scenes that accompanied Dead concerts over the years. Revisit the days of life on the road following the Grateful Dead tour in Poolside’s new video for “Shakedown Street” below.
In addition to the release of the “Shakedown Street” cover, Poolside will be celebrating the life of Jerry Garcia with their Daytime Disco playlist on Spotify being curated by the Jerry Garcia Family exclusively today through August 9. The playlist will feature Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead covers of all kinds and of course the original “Shakedown Street” and Poolside’s cover.
Poolside – “Shakedown Street” [Grateful Dead]
The Rex Foundation / Jerry Garcia Family are officially supporting the release of Poolside’s “Shakedown Street” and have made Poolside an official #DazeBetween participating artist. “Daze Between” is the period between Jerry Garcia’s birthday (August 1st) and the anniversary of his death (August 9th). This coming August 9th is the 25th anniversary of Jerry’s death, so there will be an extended celebration of his life during this period. Poolside is one of the artists participating in the nine-day Daze Between webcast event beginning on Saturday with Rock My Soul, a day-long celebration of what would have been Garcia’s 78th birthday
In addition to the release of their “Shakedown Street” cover, Poolside will be celebrating the life of Jerry Garcia with their Daytime Disco playlist on Spotify being curated by the Jerry Garcia Family exclusively today through August 9th. The playlist will feature Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead covers of all kinds and, of course, both the original “Shakedown Street” and Poolside’s cover.
SiriusXM‘s Grateful Dead Channel (Ch. 23) will also celebrate Garcia’s birthday with a slate of special programming including specials featuring John Mayer, Warren Haynes, David Gans, and Trixie Garcia.