Pretty Lights ft. Talib Kweli – “Around The Block (Datsik Remix)”

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Now that he’s making 100% original material, it would make sense for Pretty Lights to bring on remixers, right?  Right.  For the first single from A Color Map Of The Sun, the Colorado-composer enlisted Canadian Datsik to put his own menacing spin on “Around The Block.” While the original is a throwback to ’90s boom bap-era hip-hop with Kweli‘s flow pervading the entire track, Datsik drops most of the vocals and turns it into a more party-ready number. Injecting adrenaline and tightly-wound wobbles, Datsik’s remix is the perfect turn up for those denying dubstep’s power. There’s something undeniably funky and hard hitting about this in the same way a punishing guitar solo can send you over the edge.