Thunderbolt (Death Grips Remix) – Björk
Back in 2011, Icelandic singer/songwriter/producer/overall musical genius Björk released her eighth studio album Biophilia. Almost seven months later, experimental rap group Death Grips would remix two songs off the album as a part of a remix series. One of those remixes was to the song “Thunderbolt,” giving it a huge burst of energy, in the vein of most music Death Grips makes.
Crimewave – Crystal Castles vs. Health
You might have not known, but the first single off the recently split Crystal Castles’ first album was actually a remix of a song by noise-rock band Health. Castles’ Ethan Kath takes the original song and basically re-writes it from the ground up, making it almost completely unrecognizable from the original.
The Last Huzzah (Remix) – Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire (ft. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, and El-P)
The original off of Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire’s tape, Lost in Translation, was asking for a remix. In fact, it’s said in that intro: “You know we had to a remix right?” So, eXquire recruited some of the biggest and best names in underground hip-hop including Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, and El-P to do the remix, which is one of eXquire’s biggest songs yet.
Step Remix – Vampire Weekend (ft. Danny Brown, Heems, and Despot)
We had to save possibly the strangest remix for last. Towards the end of 2013, Vampire Weekend commissioned Danny Brown, Heems, and Despot to hop on a rap remix for their song “Step” off their 2013 album Modern Vampires of the City. Of course, this remix isn’t too surprising considering the past of band member, Ezra Koenig.