Hear Big Black Delta's Synth-Swollen Remix of Rubblebucket's 'Save Charlie'

Rubblebucket's follow-up to 2012's 'Oversaturated' EP drops in September

Rubblebucket
Rubblebucket Photo by Shervin Lainez
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Earlier this month, Brooklyn dance-rock crew Rubblebucket shared "Save Charlie," the bouncy title track from the seven-piece's upcoming EP, which arrives September 24 via the band's new record label, Communion. Now, synth-manipulator Big Black Delta (a.k.a. Jonathan Bates) has remixed the song, lopping a minute off its run time and coating the whole number in low-end buzz. The original comfortably rides a funky combination of guitar and horns, but Bates' redux ripples forward with twitchy electronics and a heavily processed edit of singer Kalmia Traver's vocals.

"We love what Jonathan did with his remix," says Rubblebucket bandleader/trumpet player Alex Toth. "In a weird way it feels more like 'us' than a remix has ever felt."

Bates had this to say: "Two things I love: 6/8 time signature and crazy vocalizations. They delivered the latter, and I the former." Stream it below.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Katy Perry — Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (feat. RiFF RAFF) " 03:24
  • 2 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — Prince - Clouds " 04:34
  • 3 P. Reign — DnF (feat. Drake & Future) " 03:25
  • 4 Stalley — Jackin' Chevys (Prod. by Rashad) " 03:26
  • 5 Emile Haynie — A Kiss Goodbye (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, Sampha) " 03:46
  • 6 Rusko — I Wanna Mingle (ft Pusher) " 02:37

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