Dinosaur Jr.’s “remix” of “Entertainment,” the bright and shiny new single from French superstars Phoenix, was actually an excellently bittersweet cover. In his own remix of the same track, the great mutant-pop producer Dev Hynes (working under his Blood Orange alias) has actually left a few elements of the original track intact, including Thomas Mars’s pinched vocal. But even though Hynes’s remix actually works as a remix, it’s a similarly radical overhaul of the song; he transforms it into joyous plastic R&B that’s not too different from the music he’s been making lately with Solange and Sky Ferreira. Download the Blood Orange remix below.
Phoenix’s new album Bankrupt! is out 4/23 on Loyaute/Glassnote.