DJ Premier was the musical half of Gang Starr. He produced “NY State Of Mind” for Nas and “Kick In The Door” for Biggie and “Come Clean” for Jeru The Damaja. There’s a strong argument that he’s the greatest rap producer of all time. And now he’s remixed Disclosure’s “Latch,” the woozy electro-wobble ballad that made a name for Disclosure and another name for guest singer Sam Smith. For his remix, Preemo has stayed away from the hyper-accurate scratches and soul-feeding drums that he’s known for, turning it into a panting sex-jam instead. It’s lovely. I’m as lost in the new Beyoncé album as everyone else in my Twitter feed this morning, but a track like this demands a quick break from that. The remix, like Kaytranada’s reworking of “January,” comes from Disclosure’s forthcoming collection Settle: The Remixes, and you can hear it below.
Settle: The Remixes is out 12/17.