Premiere: Josh Record – The War (Tom Vek remix)

The odd pop-loving Londoner brings some weirdness to a lovely acoustic track.


Words by: Aimee Cliff

'The War' is the eponymous lead track from the new EP by Brixton singer-songwriter Josh Record, a soft-voiced and predominantly acoustic track with astounding depth and delicacy. In the hands of Tom Vek, though, it becomes a blissed-out stretch of interjecting robotic vocals, electronic gusts of space and driving beats, making the wistful piece into something danceable. Stream Vek's handiwork exclusively on Dummy, and while you're at it check out the multi-intrumentalist's other recent collaborative project Nothankyou with Brooklyn singer Olga Bell – it's a treat.

National Anthem will release 'The War' EP on the 12th August 2013.