Download: Grasscut – Muppet (Nathan Fake remix)
(Available for seven days)
“I was talking to a bunch of people having a conversation none of us could be bothered to have”, says Grasscut’s Andrew Phillips. “And I could hear someone gossiping about a mutual friend behind me – I couldn’t resist pretending to text while actually recording them.”
“I wrote the song while walking home and recorded the vocal straight into my phone. Musically it had to go from a pop song to total self-destruction. I remember Marcus [O’Dair, the other half of Grasscut] ramming a drumstick into a cymbal, jamming the stick into a tom and bowing the cymbal furiously while I was yelling at the end. We really went there.”
There you go. Fake’s remix is a static-coated slow-burner with some serious oomph on the pads and snares, coming like that last moment of after-rave bliss before it all wears off and you just feel cold.