MOMENTS | Mash-up: Nicolas Jaar Remixes Florence and the Machine’s “What Kind of Man”
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Electro-minimalist producer Nicolas Jaar (of the now defunct duo Darkside) remixed Florence and the Machine’s “What Kind Of Man,” the first single from Florence and the Machine’s new album How Big How Bold How Beautiful, and transformed it into a 12-minute epic. The original guitar-led pop-rock track features a strong, clapped beat and muffled horns and Florence Welch’s signature belting. Jaar takes the pop anthem and stretches out the piece, using ghostly echoes of vocal samples and transforming it into a glitchy electro piece.
Earlier this week, Nicolas Jaar produced a new 20-track score for the avant-garde, 1969 Armenian film The Color of Pomegranates. Jaar proves that while he’s expanding the scope of his work, the quality remains top notch. When Welch debuted “What Kind Of Man” last week, she also released a very dramatic music video directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington.
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Take yourself on a road trip à la Florence and the Machine’s music video (but you know, without the tragic narrative twist). Remix a classic brown leather overnight by adding some blue neomesh for those journeys long and short.
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