Kendrick Lamar’s rap voice is already a special effect, an endlessly versatile rat-tat-tat blur that switches octaves and inflections with dizzying speed. But on his remix of Kendrick’s sad-drunk anthem “Swimming Pools,” the Montreal producer Blood Diamonds continues to warp and distend Kendrick’s voice even further, throwing it through so many filters that it feels like it’s in a hall of funhouse mirrors. He then forces that morphing voice over a busily glassy and fluid electronic arrangement that switches out the original song’s glazed float for starry-eyed twitches. Download the remix below.
Blood Diamonds’ Phone Sex EP is out now on 4AD.