Sci-fi fetishising Finn HK 119 has been remixed by Chicago magpies The-Drum.
The-Drum have caught notice tilting between gloomy wyrd-hop (Haleek Maul’s ’88’) and blog-friendly fluoro sludge (‘/BZE’). On their remix of HK 119’s ‘Snowblind’, they’re on a tropical house tip, drawing on Balearic synth sounds and wreathing their material in a halo of reverb. This being The-Drum, however, the results are groggy, odd and, ultimately, something of a charmed mess. The treated vocals, meanwhile, sound oddly like Horace Andy – squint, and ‘Snowblind’ could just about be Massive Attack having a crack at a John Talabot cover.
HK 119’s Imaginature drops on March 25.