Years & Years – “King (TCTS Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Years & Years kicked off 2015 by earning one of the most respected co-signs in the industry, the top vote in the BBC’s Sound Of 2015 poll. This victory puts the London trio of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Turkmen in good company, as past winners include artists like Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, and Adele. Now, Manchester DJ and producer TCTS (Sam O’Neill) has remixed their breakout single “King” — which will be officially released through Polydor on March 1 — lopping off the song’s warm, round edges to deliver an icy, smeared reinvention. Listen below.