Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark) (Little Dragon Remix)”

By Claire Lobenfeld / January 9, 2013 - 11:24 am

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s original “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)” is a mellow, sweetly gauzy pop track. The thing about sharks is that even when they’re asleep, they are constantly moving forward — they don’t ever stop moving onward — and that’s what it sounds like when Little Dragon gets their hands on it. Instead of giving UMO’s cut a new coat of paint, the band striped the track of almost all of its vocals, keeping a sliver of the hook and manipulating it into a house track that just slightly mirrors the guitar riffs of the original. Check out the remix below.

UMO’s II is out 2/5 on Jagjaguwar.