When I listen to Little Dragon it is usually a mellow collage of pop, soul and synthesizers. I am always captivated by Yukimi Nagano’s moving voice and lyrics. However, I was in for a pleasant surprise when I stumbled across the Swedish band’s remix of “Swim and Sleep” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The band delivered a fantastic house remix that turned the indie pop song into a late night dance track. Yukimi’s voice is replaced by UMO loops that fade into an upbeat instrumental.
The remix arrived just in time to promote the band’s upcoming release in February. It also gives rise to the idea that Little Dragon may deliver a club record in the future. I hope to see more mixes for the dance-floor in 2013. If you’re not familiar with Little Dragon check out the video for their latest single, “Sunshine” below.