“Feel Good Inc.,” the De La Soul collaboration that probably still stands as the single best-known Gorillaz song, is now nine years old. At some point in the past nine years, James Blake put together a remix of that song. It’s remained buried until now. Rich Reason threw Blake’s remix into a recent Fabriclive mix, and he says that it’s “from back in the day,” though he offers no further information. It certainly fits with Blake’s early production style: Skeletal and off-center, with melodies forced to shine through murk. Listen to Blake’s version below.
Blake looks to have a new album out next year, possibly with a Kanye West collab.