SONG OF THE DAY: Le Youth – “Cool”
Amongst DJs, there’s a term for taking a horrible song or vocal and remixing it into something amazing – “polishing a turd.” Cassie’s “Me and U” is often noted as one of worst records ever to be played on the radio. So for Le Youth to gratuitously sample it over an old-skool vibe lo-fi hip-house track is more than a bit ballsy. The resulting chilled-out groovy track is quite amazing, especially considering how horrible the source material was – hence they successfully “polished a turd.” I will definitely keep my eyes open to see what Le Youth can do with a better vocal or an original track.
Image Courtesy of Le Youth.