The utterly tragic news that AlunaGeorge has moved their album release date back a couple of weeks to mid July was tempered with the release of a remix of a Dirty Projectors track, ‘The Socialites’. It works as something like the opposite of a good day to bury bad news. This remix makes us forget all about everything.
It’s quite a fun listen. First, it’s full of those unusual sounds that George Reid is becoming famed for, sprinkled over the original track. Then the original track drops out, save for some vocal scraps twisted to become something completely unrecognisable, and we’re left with pure, vivid bass music. It’s a bit of a surprise to hear it coming from George Francis, but it’s also quite refreshing. Enjoy.