The lines between genres are getting more and more blurred, and in my opinion that is a good thing. Yo La Tengo is a group that has been known to blur the lines between genres. Their forthcoming remix EP entitled “Here To Fall” is a good example of that. The EP features remixes from RJD2, De La Soul, and Pete Rock.
Each of these legendary hip hop performers has taken the track and the story and made it their own. Maseo from De La Soul strips the song to its core only to add driving guitars and a heavy groove. RJD2’s take is as cool and atmospheric as you’d expect. It is the EP’s closer that truly takes the song to the next level – Pete Rock’s remix is dusky, minimal, abstract and hypnotic – carving the song down to the discrete elements of the human relationship, then dropping a verse about Yo La Tengo themselves – in a word, awesome. (via Matador)
The EP is due to drop on June 8th, but you can grab the Pete Rock remix right now.
Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall (Pete Rock Remix)” (download)