Basque band Crystal Fighters just uploaded a stellar remix by LDR 4 Life of their recent single “Earth Island.” Currently on tour throughout the US and Canada, Crystal Fighters are known for some raging live shows – unsurprising considering the depth of their talent.
Right off the bat, you can tell this remix is on a different playing field than Crystal Fighters’ original vision, journeying to a frantic, recessed zone of the evening. With hushed vocals falling in the background, this producer capitalizes on a fresh, heavy beat to carry the track from a casual daytime jam to a grimy underbelly. Although it’s almost unrecognizable from the original, it’s delicious in it’s own dirty electro-reggaeton feel.
A quick search for LDR4 Life yeilded zero results, so for now this remix artist is beautifully anonymous. For more Crystal Fighters, check out the remainder of their live show (see you there, PDX!):
5/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
6/1 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/2 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
6/4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
6/6 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Club