Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alicia Keys X Physical Therapy

When remixers work their magic on huge pop hits, they are certain to add their signature sound to the mix, but they typically leave the song relatively intact and as club-friendly as possible. Not so with Physical Therapy's treatment of Alicia Keys' "Unthinkable," and it's all the better for it. Where other remixers aim for the club, Physical Therapy puts Keys smack dab in the center of an empty sports arena, with a shuffled beat echoing off bucket seats and back around again. There we are, the lone recipients of a private serenade, from center court all the way up to the standing-room-only section. As the song builds, we're struck hard, woozy from the swells and swirls of sound. Haziness invades. This is pop gone gaze-tronica.


Via an absolutely excellent mixtape Robin Carolan of 20jazzfunkgreats made for France's Wow Magazine. Mad props to both.

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