This time we are giving away a remix of their tune, Be My Animal, which was released as a single on November 1st. The new edit comes from the hands of the UK producer, Max Cooper, who’s been responsible for many remixes over recent months, from Hot Chip, to Portishead, to Au Revoir Simone, to Peaches.
Max tends to apply his own brand of paint stripper to the songs he’s handed, creating a slightly bleak but rather touching minimalism. An effect that’s grown in popularity in 2010 with the likes of The XX, James Blake and Mount Kimbie. The tunes he retouches become recognisably his, but still give the original artist something fresh and enticing to use.
With this new remix he’s maintained some of the pace and vocals, which works well, as the original single packs plenty of power, but he’s cut and pasted the pop song into a grown up world of chops and blips. The signature style found in his other works applies here too and it’s perhaps most impressive with what he does with Sarah McIntosh’s vocals, jerking them in and out like a strobe light.
We list both the original and the remix below for you to enjoy and contrast. Expect things to ramp up for The Good Natured in 2011, as more arrives out of this talented stable. (MB)
THE GOOD NATURED – BE MY ANIMAL (MAX COOPER REMIX)
THE GOOD NATURED – BE MY ANIMAL