Hear Blood Diamonds' Slinky Remix of Charli XCX's 'What I Like'

Kendrick Lamar remixer, Grimes collaborator takes on 'True Romance' stunner

Charli XCX / Photo by Dan Curwin
Charli XCX Photo by Dan Curwin
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Charli XCX has been trying her hand at other artists' songs since packing last month's True Romance with her own potential hits. You know, covering a boy-band classic by the Backstreet Boys, reworking a 2012 space-disco nugget by Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm — the usual. Now she has yielded True Romance's honeymooning "What I Like" over to the Grimes- and Das Racist-collaborating producer known as Blood Diamonds. Los Angeles-based Mike Tucker warps some vocals and soaks the original in candy-colored murk that's probably perfect for "sitting on your bedroom floor still smoking." He's fresh off a like-minded remix of Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe." Charli, when not letting Danny Brown add a verse to this song, has also been acting out rave-reviving "Take My Hand" in video form and collaborating with tourmates Marina & the Diamonds. Oh, and yup, there's plenty here to like.

Charli XCX tour dates:

May 6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield *
May 7 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory *
May 10 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Center *
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ LAVO Nightclub *
May 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound *
May 14 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre *
May 16 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *
May 17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
May 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater *
May 20 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater *
May 22 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall *
May 23 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *
May 24 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
May 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
May 29 – New York, NY Central Park SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield *
May 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
June 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
June 3 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
June 4 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
June 6 – Orlando, FL @The Social
June 8 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central Miami
June 10 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
June 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
June 13-16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

* w/ Marina & the Diamonds

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 G-Eazy — Say Ft. French Montana " 04:32
  • 2 Bellows — Funny Things " 03:17
  • 3 Living Days — Thrill Anybody (MNDR Remix) " 04:07
  • 4 Whirr — Heavy " 04:15
  • 5 Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment — Wonderful Everyday: Arthur " 03:33
  • 6 Tweedy — Low Key " 03:15

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA