Kelis – “Rumble (Actress Sixinium Bootleg Mix)”
Kelis’ new album Food spawned a pair of excellent singles in “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.” Now both of those have received atypical remixes from some very forward thinking producers. First there was Mount Kimbie’s deconstruction of “Jerk Ribs” and now the mysterious UK producer Actress has completely reinvented “Rumble.” Darren Cunningham uses his typical blend of clear and dissonant beats to create something that is smooth, brittle, and unimaginably textured. You’d have trouble even picking out the original song in here, but that’s what we’ve come to know from an Actress remix. It’s also a bit of a surprise that this even exists since with the release of his phenomenal and abyss-like new album Ghettoville (an Album Of The Week from back in January), Actress indicated it would be the last thing we’d be hearing from him (at least under that moniker). So this is truly unexpected, but very welcome. Listen to it below.