Remix Fix: Elephant Stone/Young Galaxy

In theory I like the idea of the remix: taking someone else's song and tweaking it the way you want it done. It's a great means for completely redoing something, and for reinterpretation. Sometimes remixes go awry, and sometimes they're better than the original. Remix Fix is all about the happy medium when a remix totally nails it and makes a song that much better.

If you're not already familiar with them (and if you're not, get to it!), Montreal-based Elephant Stone makes some rather dreamy psych rock. The trio of daytrippers is fixing to release a remix EP, Remix of Fools, in mid-September. This Young Galaxy reimagining of "The Devil's Shelter" takes a dark, streamlined approach to the song, incorporating a nod to the synth-machinations of various 80s outfits while also isolating some of Rishi Dhir's sitar for added emphasis. Somehow, YG makes ES sound a little like Hot Chip, and as we know, to me that's basically the golden touch. Well done indeed.     

[posted 8.27.17]


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