Premiere: Kid Smpl – I Think It’s Gone (DJAO cover)

03.06.13,

Following on briskly from the first volume, the second batch of “re-imaginings” of Kid Smpl’s ‘Skylight’ album will drop tomorrow, and here’s a first listen to Dropping Gems associate DJAO’s gently stirring take of I Think It’s Gone. Pitched not as a remix but as a “cover”, DJAO transposes the original’s mournful, undulating synth refrains onto trebly guitar, and along with weighty bass beneath opens the lid on the original to send it into more dubby, open-ended territory. The pair have shared album space before, with both artists represented on Friends Of Friends’ ‘Show Me The Future’ compilation at the beginning of the year. Stream and download below, and look out for the rest of the offerings dropping on the Hush Hush Bandcamp tomorrow.