Beastie Boys' Mike D Remixes Matt & Kim, Lykke Li


One third of legendary New York hip hop ensemble Beastie Boys, Mike D, breaks out his trusty 808 for two reworkings of recent indie favorites. His take on Matt & Kim’s latest single “Cameras” (one of our favorite songs of the year) divides Matt Johnson’s vocals out of the original’s singsongy, cartoonish synthesized-horn backbeat and adds them into throbbing synth and skittering drum machine – it’s a vaguely sinister, appealingly different re-imagining. Check it out.

Matt & Kim - "Cameras" (Mike D Remix)

His remix of Lykke Li’s awesome “Get Some” continues to showcase his fondness for that pulsing, heartbeat-like synth line. It keeps that somewhat sinister element showcased in the “Cameras” remix: the song opens with Li’s vocals switched up, cut up, backwards, incomprehensible. It’s the last minute or so that is the most irresistible – that syncopated drum machine, pulsing synth, vocals like an echo from the bottom of the well. Awesome.

Lykke Li - "Get Some" (Mike D Remix)