Sunless ’97, still riding high in my book from their great “Aurora I”, were tapped to remix Spain/London five-piece Crystal Fighters’ beachy single “You & I,” a track whose dispassionate vocals early on do little to suggest the feel-good, made-for-TV blowout that is the original’s end. Sunless swap in singing by their own Alice Davies, but the bolder changes are this chunky, almost clown-car appropriate synth bass (which a few times falls into the McDonald’s ba-ba-ba-baa-baaa melody) and someone with a very croaky throat chanting black magic. Crystal Fighters’ Cave Rave LP comes out May 27th.
Stream: Crystal Fighters, “You & I (Sunless ’97 Black Magic Mix)”
Stream: Crystal Fighters, “You & I”