Houston collective The Chopstars are legendary for carrying the city's mantle for the now-classic, endlessly influential sound of chopped-and-screwed. OG Ron C, DJ Candlestick, and the rest of the crew keep the sound alive by remixing entire projects in the syrup-soaked sound: recent efforts range from the massive and improbable (Adele's 30) to the more underground (Charlotte Day Wilson's Alpha). Today's album-length remix release is The Weeknd's Dawn FM from DJ Candlestick, now titled Purple Dawn FM.
Yes, that means you get to hear chopped-and-screwed versions of Jim Carrey and Oneohtrix Point Never. But even more importantly, the dirty disco-pop sound The Weeknd created on the project sounds fantastic when drenched in Candlestick's muddy pitches and zephyr-like phasers. Even if you just listen to their versions of the singles "Take My Breath" and "Sacrifice," you'll get a new perspective on the fantastic original songs, even if you've already played them to death. Listen below.