Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” is already on my short list for top songs of 2013. The retro-pop lead single is easily the best track on the band’s forthcoming album II, and I fully expect it to soundtrack many future films and movies set in 1960s New York City. Mad Men producers, I’m looking at you.
But now, Sweden’s Little Dragon has made “Swim and Sleep” suitable for the dance floor with a major reworking that loops and twists the track’s first verse into six minutes of club beats. Speaking to RollingStone.com, Little Dragon singer Yukimi Nagano said the band was “inspired to make a choir arrangement for the remix, but got stuck on the first verse and ended up making a house jam.” Take a listen below.
II arrives February 5th via Jagjaguwar; pre-orders are ongoing.