The Ed Banger honcho’s wish comes true on ‘Genie’.
Busy P has recruited one of our favorite new producers for a remix of his new single, ‘Genie’, and the results are absolutely genius.
The vitamin D-enriched original, featuring a sparkling falsetto performance from Mayer Hawthorne, has been given an oddball transformation by London producer Reckonwrong (pictured) – a former FACT mixer and brains behind the eccentric synth-pop-wonk of ‘The Passions of Pez’, one of our top records of 2016. Reckonwrong applies UK funky-ish percussion, severe vocal choppage and a dose of acid to create a disorientating club remix of ‘Genie’.
Busy P, aka Pedro Winter, discovered the Whities-affiliated producer while nosing around Jamie xx’s pop-up store in London back in 2015. “I was intrigued by this pink record,” he remembers. “Listening to ‘Radio Magic Tracks’ blew my mind, like the first time I heard Jackson and His Computer Band’s classic ‘Smash’ – the kind of record with multiple layers, a sonic labyrinth, something epic.
“It was very important for me to ask him to remix my upcoming single ‘Genie’ – I knew he could take it somewhere different. Reckonwrong twisted Mayer Hawthorne’s vocals to stay in a Kubrick mood,” he adds.
Stream the remix above and grab the single on digital from Friday (February 24) and on vinyl on Record Store Day (April 15).
Also, major artwork alert – enjoy So Me’s design in full below.