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While you were sorting out your feelings about Wale this morning, P.G. County’s DTMD was releasing this thumped-up remix of the first chunk of “The Flame,” the track that wraps up its nifty DTMD: Makin’ Dollas album. The original is all huggy synths and hopefulness; the remix by Seattle’s Def Dee flips it into something defiant. So when rapper Toine says he’s “astral traveling, zoning,” it sounds more like a galactic perspective than a head-in-the-couch-cushions trip. Not that there’s anything wrong with those.