Kieran Hebden is spoiling listeners in 2013. He’s dropped remixes, singles, and tapes from the archives, and it’s all explored vastly different creative territories. Some of it has stuck with me (0181, “Straight & Arrow” Remix) , and some of it hasn’t. (“The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room.”)
File this one under instant classic.
Throw the Buble-esque sentiment out the window. This is thumping club music from the first moment. Hebden leaves the verses+chorus in place for the first half of the song, dropping in new percussive elements along the way. Just after the 2 minute mark is when this truly kicks off, though. The chopped up vocal stems are woven into a beautiful mess until it finally drops to straight percussive entanglement. Simple, and masterful.