When he isn’t busy playing bass with Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio makes catchy dance tracks — his latest EP, Mira, was released in October. Baio is a master of good vibes, so naturally, he remixed the chronically sad-but-sunny Cults track “High Road” off of their sophomore album Static. Baio gives Madeline Follin space to stretch out her saccharine voice amidst a blown-out drumbeat and a disco keyboard progression that almost sounds out of place until the Brian Oblivion’s hushed harmony carries the track into a slow build-up. There’s a murky subtext that bottom-feeds on the vast majority of Cults’ tracks, but Baio makes “High Road” sound almost weightless. Listen below.
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