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Penguin Prison Bumps Up The Knocks’ ‘I Wish (My Taylor Swift)’ in Slick Remix

Beat boxing: When it works, it works

While everyone was making a big fuss out of Ryan Adams’s 1989 cover album last year, New York City production duo The Knocks cooked up a smoothly synthed-out track about their own #SquadGoals with “I Wish (My Taylor Swift).” Now Penguin Prison has offered up a remix of the track, eschewing the original’s vaguely tropical ache for a more thumping, groovy take that builds and builds without ever being overbearing. The electro-pop wiz even throws in some infectious beatboxing to go alongside original vocalist Matthew Koma’s lovelorn pining.

“I’ve been friends with Ben and JPatt for a while so it was nice to finally make a remix for one of their songs,” Penguin Prison told SPIN. “I recorded some of the bass part with my mouth beatbox style and that seems to be their favorite part of the remix. Mine too!”

“Penguin has been one of our favorite remixers for years,” the Knocks said in a statement. “Some of his remixes have been staples in our DJ sets for a long time. We were honored and excited when we found out he was gonna do this and he didn’t disappoint.”

Stream Penguin Prison’s remix of “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)” below, and check out the Knocks’ upcoming tour dates as they prepare for the release of their long-awaited debut album, 55.

The Knocks “Route 55″ North American tour dates:
January 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right++
January 15 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore++
January 16 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club++
January 19 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair++
January 21 — Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont**
January 22 — Toronto, ON @ Mod Club **
January 23 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall **
January 26 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry **
January 28 — Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop**
January 29 — Lincoln, NE @ Vega**
January 31 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge **
February 3 — Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Vancouver **
February 4 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos **
February 5 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge **
February 6 — Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall**
February 8 — Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk++
February 9 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent++
February 12 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah++
February 13 — Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre++
**Supported by Cardiknox
++Supported by Cardiknox + SOFI TUKKER