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Song of the Day 5/19/08: HEALTH - Triceratops (CFCF remix)

 

HEALTH is a strange, isolated case - a thrash+reverb outfit that found their way onto the electro remix circuit, with consistently stunning results. Crystal Castles were the first to nail down the translation from noise to dance, stripping some of the dark-alley drums in "Crimewave" to deliver a warbling, futuristic (and somewhat infamous) remix.

CFCF hits the same vein with his treatment of Triceratops. It's faithful to the grime of the original, slopping on some recklessly dithered drums from the start. But throw a clean hook over the top and you've got that crossover appeeal - in this case, detuned keys and a one-note synth bass, straight out of some speculative 80s movie about really futuristic shit (maybe Tron?). It's dark and messy and also club-ready - if that club is a dive bar in the sketchy part of town.

Check out these similar artists:

Crystal Castles
Black Dice
Battles

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