Australia’s golden child and finest musical export, Tame Impala have taken some time out from winning awards and playing enormous live shows to flex some production muscles by remixing Miguel‘s experimental trap/R&B jam, Waves.
Kevin Parker’s remix may just be something he’s done in his spare time, but it’s damn groovy. Turns out, Mr. Parker has the immaculate ability to take any sound clip, from a Stravinsky symphony to a wet fart and make it sound like a shiny new track, fresh out of their latest record, Currents. Not without a little hard work however; Parker has taken the vocal motif from the original track and turned it on its head.
With the addition of vintage drums, signature Tame Impala phase shifts, guitar tones that Parker could literally patent, Waves becomes inherently Imala-esque and instantly recognizable, not to mention, extremely danceable.
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You can just feel the insatiable groove wriggling its way into your earholes and, eventually, into nightspots everywhere who like a couple of psych vibes intertwined with their incessant head thumpers, making a mockery of inhibition and ego, causing uncontrollable grooving. The remix is tasteful, with flavours of Miguel’s original still intact, however, one can’t help but feel immersed in that ever-flowing current of Parker’s undeniable sound and ecstatic flow.
Ah, Tame Impala, they can do no wrong, they just keep making us so proud.