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MP3: Deerhunter – “Helicopter [Diplo & Lunice Remix]“

It’s hard not to resent Atlanta’s Deerhunter just a little. I mean, while the rest of us have to get by being pretty ordinary, these guys seem to release album after album of inventive, boundary-pushing, and (dare-we-say) downright genius music. And it’s not just us saying so. It’s pretty much unanimous.

Having hooked y’all up with the group’s amazing track “Revival” back in July, we figured it was about time we revisited the critical juggernaut that is new album, ‘Halcyon Digest’. So thanks to our friends-with-benefits at Remote Control and Mad Decent, you can now grab this free mp3 of lead single, “Helicopter”, as remixed by Diplo and Lunice.

In a departure from Diplo’s recent output, this mix favours space over bass. Instead, the dance mastermind takes the airy original and pumps it full of synth stabs, pattering drums and ambient sighs. Perfect.

MP3: Deerhunter – “Helicopter [Diplo & Lunice Remix]”

(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

You can also watch the video for the original version of “Helicopter”, below.

Video: Deerhunter – “Helicopter”

(via Remote Control, Mad Decent)

Deerhunter’s ‘Halcyon Digest’ is out now on 4AD through Remote Control

Posted in blogs on October 6th, 2010 - By George / Tags: , , , ,