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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and DJ Shadow share “Black Hot Soup” re-write

The third single from King Gizard’s forthcoming remix album receives a video treatment by director John Angus Stewart.

January 07, 2022

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have shared a DJ Shadow re-write of "Black Hot Soup," a song from their 18th studio LP in 10 years, June 2021's Butterfly 3000. DJ Shadow's take on the track — dubbed the "'My Own Reality' Re-Write" — is the third single and opening track of Butterfly 3001, a full remix album of the summer record, out January 21 via KGLW.

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“We’ve put off doing a remix album for a long time," King Gizzard's Joey Walker said in a statement on the new project. "Maybe it was conscious, maybe it wasn’t. But it’s happening now. That’s not to say that Butterfly 3000 makes the most sense to remix. It might seem like the obvious one, but it’s not. Yes it’s electronic. But so is a fridge. Have you tried to dance to Butterfly? It’s hard. It ties your shoelaces together. It’s duplicitous in its simplicity. But Butterfly 3001 expands on this. It also deviates and obliterates."

DJ Shadow's take on "Black Hot Soup" — which follows the new record's lead singles, "Neu Butterfly (Peaches Remix)" and "Shanghai (The Scientist Dub)," both released last month — is indeed an obliteration of King Gizzard's characteristically free-wheeling, psych-rock version. Shadow's "reality" of the track retains elements of the original, but it's set in his own world of breakbeats and vinyl scratches.

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The track comes with a video directed by frequent Gizz collaborator John Angus Stewart and starring Australian satirist, author, documentarian, and radio personality John Safran, who chews gum, vomits, and passes out in a parking garage before breaking into a disturbingly spastic dance routine.

"'Black Hot Soup’ is an almost perfect way to describe the world as we know it in the present," Stewart said, describing his vision for the video. "A bubbling, thick, sticky, confusing angry place that seems to be made for generations long past. Therefore I wanted to portray a character somehow revelling in the chaos, dancing on the ashes of society. There is an inherent freedom watching someone hitting bottom so hard with a smile. To me it’s a non-cynical representation of expression through music! As DJ Shadow fully reworked ‘Black Hot Soup’ I cast John Safran to fully re-work the song again within a performance. Calling it a dance is a stretch, I'd call it more of a full body dry heave.”

Watch "Black Soup (DJ Shadow "My Own Reality" Re-Write)" above, and view King Gizzard's upcoming tour dates below.

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 2022 world tour dates

3/19 - Buenos Aires, AR - Lollapalooza Argentina
3/26 - São Paulo, BR - Lollapalooza Brazil
3/27 - Bogotá, CO - Festival Estereo Picnic

4/17 - Las Vegas, NV - Event Lawn at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas %
4/24 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Madonna Inn $
4/26 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu $
4/27 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theater $
4/30 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
5/20 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
5/21 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
5/22 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Funhouse
5/24 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
5/25 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
5/26 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

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5/31 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
6/1 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
6/3 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound - SOLD OUT
6/5 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera in the City
6/6 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera in the City
6/7 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera in the City
6/9 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound - SOLD OUT
6/11 - Mannheim, DE - Maifeld Derby Festival
6/14 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom

6/18 - Miami, FL - Space Park

7/31 - Waterford, IE - All Together Now
8/2 - Šibenik, HR - St. Michael’s Fortress
8/3 - Šibenik, HR - St. Michael’s Fortress
8/5 - Prague, CZ - Archa Theatre
8/7 - Vienna, AT - Arena Wien (Open Air)
8/9 - Leipzig, DE - Parkbühne
8/10 - Munich, DE - Tonhalle
8/12 - Sion, CH - Palp Festival
8/18 - Paredes de Coura, PT - Paredes de Coura Festival
8/19 - Gueret, FR - Check-In Party Festival
8/20 - Saint-Malo, FR - La Route du Rock Festival
8/23 - Cologne, DE - E-Werk
8/24 - Hamburg, DE - Markthalle
8/27 - Málaga, ES - Canela Party

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10/2 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre *
10/4 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater*
10/5 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum*
10/6 - Seattle, WA - Paramount *
10/10 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre* - SOLD OUT
10/11 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre* - SOLD OUT
10/14 - St Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre* - SOLD OUT
10/15 - Chicago, IL - RADIUS*
10/16 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple*
10/18 - Toronto, ON - History*
10/19 - Montreal, QC - L’Olympia*
10/21 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium*
10/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall*
10/23 - Washington, DC - The Anthem at The Wharf*
10/24 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit*
10/26 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern*
10/27 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater *
10/31 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion #

% w/ Amyl and the Sniffers, SPELLLING, Dj Crenshaw
$ w/ SPELLLING, DJ Crenshaw
* w/ Leah Senior
# w/ The Murlocs, Leah Senior

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and DJ Shadow share “Black Hot Soup” re-write