The first two albums from Bristol trip-hop pioneer Tricky sounded absolutely revolutionary back in the mid-’90s, but after years of diminishing returns (and after being exploded in The Fifth Element), he disappeared into the pop-culture wilderness for a few years. In recent weeks, though, Tricky has shown up in a couple of unexpected places. Last month, he appeared (with Gangsta Boo, of all people) or a remix of Zebra Katz’s forbidding internet dance-rap hit “I’ma Read.” And now he’s remixed “Crest,” a recent tune from lush Brooklyn indie rockers the Antlers, injecting it with throbbing sensual dubwise menace. It’s pretty great, and you can download it below.
- The Antlers – “Crest (Tricky Remix)”Download
(via RCRD LBL, where you can also read a pretty great story about Tricky teaching the Antlers to use a Portuguese coffee press)
The Antlers’ Undersea EP is out now on Anti-.