Mew – “Water Slides (Graham Massey Remix)”

Danish proggers Mew are about to return witn +/-, their first new album in six years. And they’ve made a fascinating choice in recruiting someone to remix their single “Water Slides.” Graham Massey is essentially the frontman of 808 State, the pioneering late-’80s/early-’90s British house trio. 808 State were always one of the more adventurous entities on that early rave scene; along with people like the Orb, they helped show how ambient drift could coexist with earthshaking thumps. And Massey also co-produced “Army Of Me,” so bow down. His “Water Slides” remix keeps almost nothing from the original, turning it from a hazy and drifting rock song to a hazy and drifting electronic track. Check it out below.

+/- is out 4/27 on Play It Again Sam.