UK remixer Star Slinger pretty much materialized out of thin air late last year with a bunch of irresistible, syncopated dance-floor reworkings of various indie hits, and he’s continuing his hot streak with a sweet re-up of the Go! Team’s “Apollo Throwdown,” a highlight off his countrymen’s latest, Rolling Blackouts.
It’s a great remix – schoolyard chanting spearheaded by a saucy-as-ever Dominique Young Unique gets buried underwater, layered under a cascading melancholy piano riff straight out of a Passion Pit song, record-player fuzz, toe-tapping drum machine. It’s dancy, sure, but it’s also fascinatingly layered, endlessly listenable even out of the club. Check it out.