Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol. 1 features some of their hit songs reimagined with the electronic sounds of Oh Snap It's Luke, the artist name of Lucas Hogg who has been serving with Jesus Culture since 2007.
Hogg plays drums for Kim and Skyler Smith and in addition to being a songwriter, is also a remix artist and music producer.
The collection will be out just days after the start of Jesus Culture's South/West US tour at the Hollywood Palladium in LA on March 9.
Remixed songs in the album include "Alive", "Show My Your Glory", "Your Love Never Fails", "He is the Light", and "I Belong to You".
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Forevermore (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Alive (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
He Is the Light (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
I Belong to You (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Awaken Me (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Rooftops (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Alleluia (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Pursuit (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
King of All the Earth (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Your Love Never Fails (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
Successful Transformation| Posted September 08, 2014
Worship, right after prayer and the Word, is the lifeblood of the Christian walk. I know that worship isn't reserved for Sundays and that we are called to a lifestyle of worship, however, modern worship music has changed the face of our Sunday mornings. With the latest offering from Jesus Culture, that face is changing again.
Reconstructed Volume 1 puts a modern twist on many of the transformative worship band's songs. The mad scientist behind the remixes is Lucas Hogg (Oh Snap It's Luke), an independent EDM (Electronic Dance Music) artist.
My personal preference for worship albums is live recordings, and if not live, then an acoustic studio session. Those formats seem to have a greater impact for me personally. What I cannot focus on with this album review are the songs, or the lyrics or even the vocals. The songs are all excellent and can easily be sung in any church on any Sunday.
What Jesus Culture has done is very similar to the White Album by United. On the plus side, all of the tracks are remixes of different songs. On the down side, it is the same remix artist on each song.
The artistry in remixing is to ensure that all of the remixes do not sound exactly the same, and this album achieves this. From the very synth-heavy "Forevermore" to the almost choral sounding "I Belong To You," each song is delivered cleanly with an original sound.
My favorite Jesus Culture song of all time is "Rooftops." It checks off all of the boxes for me in regards to a worship song: high energy, passionate vocals and a solid bridge. I was happy and leery at the same time when I saw it on the tracklist. No fan ever wants their favorite song toyed with. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the treatment given to this song.
EDM is rising in the Christian Music scene and it seems fitting that it is now coming to a Sunday morning service near you. If you are a fan of Jesus Culture, worship music or EDM, pick up this album.
Song to Download Now:
"Rooftops" (Get it on iTunes here.)