Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool (Soul Clap Remix)”
Last month, VICE music blog Noisey gave away Phoenix’s stems for Bankrupt! standout “Trying To Be Cool” and proffered their Dropbox as a beacon of seriously-however-you-want-this-song-to-sound-and-if-it’s-cool-we’ll-post-it opportunity. This means that floating in the web ether there are probably remixes upon remixes of the cut — I would deign to guess they are mostly trap — and I bet some of them have taken “Cool” to a, well, cool, new level. On the professional end of the spectrum, we’ve heard French producer Breakbot’s tinny, skittering rerub of the track and it’s certainly no slouch. Today, we have a similarly thinned-out version from electronic duo Soul Clap. But where bits of the original have been stripped, the two have added a ton of funk undertones and some serious bass crunch. Check it out below.
Bankrupt! is out now via Glassnote.