Florence & The Machine – “Shake It Out (The Weeknd Remix)”

By Tom Breihan / September 27, 2011

Canadian narco-R&B project the Weeknd have done remix duty on “Shake It Out,” the excellent new single from Florence & The Machine. They’ve transformed the song from a rousing anthem into a slithery, downbeat thing, feeding Florence Welch’s voice through enough filters that it sounds a bit like Abel Tesfaye’s. (Abel himself doesn’t sing on the track.) Drake must be so happy right now!

Listen to a radio rip of the remix at Disco Naïveté. The Weeknd’s remix will be up for purchase at iTunes 10/2, as will a remix from cheese-trance master Benny Benassi.