Pocketknife, “Get Around To It (Ray Burst Remix)” (Arthur Russell Cover) MP3



Electric Minds' tribute album to Arthur Russell features a cover of his song "Get Around to It" as re-imagined by Brooklyn-based DJ, Pocketknife. It is decidedly more disco than the original, but Joe Worricker's vocal tones are almost tantamount to Russell's, feeling like an update Russell would have given himself. Rough Trade's Ray Burst continues the transformation by remixing the cover into whirl-y millennial disco that is fun on its own, but finds itself most attuned with the original song's theme of desperation by obscuring Worricker's vocals. They are muted into indecipherable parts of the beat that loom over the track, dissenting from Burst's sanguine interpretation. A noted revisionist with a propensity for abandoning projects entirely, Russell would have appreciated all of the tinkering.



Pocketknife, “Get Around To It (Ray Burst Remix)” (Arthur Russell Cover) MP3