BTW Austra’s original track “Beat And The Pulse” is gothic electro done with a spacey, otherwordly sort of calm. It’s somehow creepy and sleepy simultaneously, and it gets under your skin. For their remix, the Berlin duo Kool Thing make the track even more languid and dead-eyed, adding a few echoed-up horn blasts deep in the mix and doing spooky things with Katie Stelmanis’s voice. Hear the remix and the original track below.
“Beat And The Pulse (Kool Thing Remix)” is on Austra’s remix EP Sparkle, out now digitally and August 23 on vinyl, via Domino. The original “Beat And The Pulse” is on Austra’s excellent album Feel It Break, out now on Domino.