Track Of The Day 24/4 - To Kill A King

Funeral (Tyde Remix)
To Kill A King

The fall of the physical single has seen the rise of the pointless remix.

We're sure you know the kind of thing we mean - the sort of track where a producer simply slams a massive donk or a pile-driver drop in the middle of a song, slides a 4/4 beat under the rhythm and asks for their commission.

It's the sort of thing which gives remixes (and, indeed, singles) a bad name. However when it's done right, with some element of sympathy to the original, an unexpected remix can be a thing of joy.

To Kill A King aren't yr average remix fare. A Leeds based group with an orchestral flourish, the band's debut album 'Cannibals With Cutlery' emphasised subtleties of songcraft, shrewdness of arrangement rather than anything electronic.

But this new track has something distinct. Reclusive producer Tyde (you'll recognise his face - promise!) has stepped in to re-work 'Funeral' - turning their acoustic songwriting into a bass laden beast.

The essential dynamics of the song are retained, but Tyde plays with the vocals and adds some intricate programmed beats.

Listen to it now.

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