Beach House "I Do Not Care For the Winter Sun (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)"
On paper, a remix by chillwave wunderkind Blackbird Blackbird (pictured above) of indie-pop darlings Beach House doesn't seem exactly like XLR8R-friendly material, but this beat-heavy tune sees the San Francisco music maker exploring fresh territories in contrast to his usual hazy electro sound. Using bits of Beach House's latest blog-dominating song, a holiday offering called "I Do Not Care For the Winter Sun" (check the original out here), producer Mikey S. surrounds a disjointed, hip-hop-leaning rhythm with samples of Victoria Legrand's injured coo, angelic atmosphere, and tweaked glimpses of the chilly instrumentation that drives the original song. We don't even want to start thinking of the kinds of cringe-inducing genre titles this particular style pairing could elicit, so we'll just allow Blackbird Blackbird's new remix to sit comfortably next to the type of indie-bred hip-hop we've been hearing lately from folks like Star Slinger and Teams.
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