Thom Yorke’s is an artist who transcends genre much in the same way that late rapper MF Doom did. Now Yorke has put that kinship to the creative test by releasing a new remix of hip hop stars track ‘Gazzillion Ear’.
Back in 2009, Yorke had his first go at remixing the track, but for this effort, over a decade later, he has flipped the sound even further.
The song was originally produced by legendary Detroit artist J Dilla who tragically passed away in 2006 shortly after his 32nd birthday.
Yorke’s second bite at the cherry comes as part of a new remix series launched by Lex Records as the London-based label celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Lex Records celebrated the updated sound by stating: “Daniel Dumile (RIP) was one of the most prolific artists on Lex, releasing three studio albums as lead vocalist and one as a beatmaker. We spent a huge amount of time with him in the 2010s. He’ll be missed always.
Adding: “J Dilla and MF DOOM only made a handful of tracks together. The best was ‘Gazzillion Ear’, built around a massive Giorgio Moroder.”
“Thom Yorke remixed the track twice. The first version was originally released simply under ‘Thom Yorke Remix’, but he delivered it with the moniker ‘Monkey Hustle Remix’ to differentiate it from the ‘Man On Fire Remix’, which gets its debut release 12 years after Thom delivered it.”
You can check out the single below.