HIATUS KAIYOTE FEAT. ANDERSON.PAAK – LAPUTA (TAYLOR MCFERRIN REMIX)
Future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote composed by lead vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm,bassist/composer/producer Paul Bender,drummer Perrin Moss and keyboardist Simon Mavin is one of the most interesting,innovative and eclectic group of the moment! Their debut project Tawk Tomahawk received a lot of praises and they also earned a grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance for their song Nakamarra.Two years later Hiatus Kaiyote dropped the acclaimed sophomore album Choose Your Weapon , a natural progression that ignores conventional approach about genres. Recently Nai Palm & co. , delivered a special treat for their fans, titled Recalibrations Vol.1 . The first installment is an opus packed with three revisitations of pieces from Choose Your Weapon and an acoustic version of Nakamarra. Well,last year eminent Brooklyn DJ/producer DJ Spinna delighted us with an official remix of Breathing Underwater and now, on the new EP , you can appreciate some treatment remixes handled by Vikter Duplaix (the name behind hot jams by Erykah Badu,Eric Benét,Musiq Soulchild,Jaguar Wright),Taylor McFerrin and an old re-work included on the mixtape HAND GAMES #4 NOV compiled by Luen Jacobs and Marcus Thaine and relased in 2012 by Sidney based media platform Hand Games..Let us spend some words for the impressive revisitation of Laputa. The wonder boy Taylor McFerrin ( one the great artists from Flying Lotus-helmed Brainfeeder label) reshapes Laputa landscape, with his depths and complex signature sound, creating a new extremely soulful galaxy that sounds incredibly comfortable for the guest artist included on the new version: Anderson.Paak! YES LAWD, the highly in demand singer/musician/producer enhances the joint with his distinctive vocals. McFerrin says
“So hyped to finally share the Laputa remix I did for my favorite band! The fact that Anderson.Paak added a fire verse made this a dream collaboration”
Well, we say Laputa remix shines bright, McFerrin shines bright, Anderson.Paak shines bright……Hiatus Kaiyote shines brights!