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First Spin: Niki and the Dove’s ‘The Drummer’ (Blood Diamonds Remix)

Vancouver producer re-imagines title cut from Swedish pop outfit's new EP

picture-18149-1379434580David Bevan // October 18, 2011

Today, Sub Pop is releasing The Drummer, a new digital-only EP from forward-leaning Swedish pop duo Niki and the Dove. SPIN’s got a gnarled, free-floating remix of the EP’s title cut from nascent Vancouver producer Mike Tucker, otherwise known as Blood Diamonds. It’s bomb shelter R&B with a deep, almost scary affinity for the vocal melodies it guts and then tosses.


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