A quick scan of El-P’s rather lengthy discography finds that the Brooklyn rapper-producer has just a handful of official remixes under his belt. In fact, his most recent remix dates back to 2012, when he retooled Slaughterhouse’s “Hammer Dance”.
The mood’s struck El-P once more, however, as today he unveils a remix of Warpaint’s new single “Keep it Healthy”, from the band’s recent self-titled LP. El-P’s approach falls in between the use of kid gloves and a complete overhaul: while he guts the jangly ’60s pop guitars in favor of jagged bass and oddball samples, he maintains the four-some’s lush and glowing harmonies. The resulting track is both physically jarring and yet surprisingly still soothing, worthy of dance parties or for shutting your mind off alone in your bedroom.
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The El-P remix is part of a new 12-inch due out in June. It also features remixes of “Disco//very” by Richard Norris and Space Machine.