James Murphy has said a number of times that the “girls” part of “Drunk Girls” refers to what the chef at the mansion where he recorded This is Happening called all the men milling about. Still, this remix by DFA labelmates (and future LCD Soundsystem tourmates) Holy Ghost pulls back on the beat and allows Murphy’s vocal to live a bit more cleanly behind a punishing dance loop, which certainly sounds like he’s talking about actual girls. But you’ll forget he’s saying much of anything when the disco guitar wank comes in and shit gets epic. It’s a seven and a half minute track and the last three or so are all breakdown, big brass and Murphy’s low tone sampled like a chorus. We wouldn’t be mad if DJs just played that last bit—it’s killer.
Download: LCD Soundsystem, “Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost Remix)” (Email registration required)