Listen to Swindail's wonky remix of Mura Masa's Lotus Eater
The long-awaited remix is finally here.
When it comes to remixes, there’s not one track quite as remixed as Mura Masa’s Lotus Eater. The bass-heavy ensemble of crisp percussion and whiney synth have been warped and flipped into chilled-out slow burners and hard-hitting bangers alike since its release in 2014. Despite this, bright, Sydney newcomer Swindail has managed to keep things somewhat fresh and exciting in his long-awaited reindition of the single, which has arrived off the back of his SACHI and naji-featuring single Jussrite.
Opening with a playful, spoken intro which later returns halfway through the track, Swindail’s Lotus Eater remix is all about that lively groove that has been inescapable from the producer since he emerged last year with several Soulection-esque charmers. Swindail reworks that whistling melody that forms the basis of Lotus Eater’s original drop, instead placing it over and more funked-up and sample-ridden bass line that rumbles underneath, a stark change in comparison to the more simplistic, more trap-like nature of the original. With names including Jarreau Vandal and Tonton both releasing unbeatable remixes of what was already a stellar, well-recognized single, Swindail’s remix had a lot of risk. Yet, with its irresistible groove and flavour, Swindail’s pulled it off well, which comes as a good time as the producer sets up the rest of his year with a range of forthcoming singles and tours (the first of which is a Snakehips support slot, dates below).
Tour Dates (supporting Snakehips):