It is normally an impressive feat for an artist to remix or cover a song and do a respectable job of it, but apparently that wasn’t enough of a challenge for Sampa The Great.
After recently stepping off a tour with Hiatus Kaiyote, Sampa’s producer and band-leader Godriguez has taken six Hiatus songs from their critically acclaimed album Choose Your Weapon, and remixed the shit out of them to deliver Weapon Chosen.
On the re-working, Godriguez explains “We’d just been on tour with Hiatus and they hit me up for a remix so I flipped 6 or so tracks over a few days. I’d arranged the beats into one long-flowing track and Sampa came over (having not heard the beats at all) and jammed one long take over them. That was the main vocals in one take, then she did another pass over all of them for hype/backing vocals. And it was done – in 2 takes.”