DJ Shadow is holding a remix competition for his new single featuring vocals by Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano. You can download the stems and upload your own remix, voting goes through Shadow’s site and ‘favoriting’ (is that even a word? Uhm… well, now it is anyway) your favorite on Soundcloud. Infest set the bar high though by completely getting away from the original samples and using only the acapella to preoduce a rigorous reinterpretation that fits right into the vein of some dope cinematic, late 90s triphop without sounding like a complete throwback. Those atmospheric sounds that come in during the vocal are an especially nice touch. You know what you’re up against.
Full disclosure: The homie Infest is a guy from my town that I’ve known for years personally, but that doesn’t make this track any less inspired. Below is the video to the original version.