Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard Drops Dirty Projectors’ ‘Socialites’ onto the Dance Floor
12-inch remix set to include AlunaGeorge and FaltyDL
Dirty Projectors’ Swing Lo Magellan was a shoo-in for SPIN Essential — just one point shy of a perfect 10, and a high-ranker on our Best Albums of 2012 list. “The Socialites” is one of the LP’s subtler songs, a springy dose of emoting that’s instrumental nonetheless in aiding the set’s lovely arc. That may not make the track an obvious choice for a set of remixes, but Amber Coffman’s stunning vocal more than justifies the move once you hear it set to a four-four pulse. Thanks to her contributions to works by Rusko and Major Lazer, we can only assume, producers of the world are onto her melismatic mastery, and on May 13, Domino Records will release a 12-inch featuring three remade versions of “The Socialites.” SPIN faves AlunaGeorge and recent Ninja Tune signee FaltyDL will offer their own takes on the track, and below you can hear Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard give the original a slight Balearic bite.