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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

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // August 22, 2013

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.