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Old song, whole new Hume: If you’ve followed the Day-Glo prog pop of Britton Powell & Co., then you’ll recognize “Grip,” the first song on Sockets Records’ spring mix. In the two years since Hume last committed the song to tape, the band has massaged it from propulsive Afropop into something gentler, just as lush but less busy. Things really click around the 1:30 mark, when the song melts into a soupy and spaced-out hosanna. It’s the first song to emerge from Hume’s upcoming EP on Sockets, and a sure sign that Hume is maturing into as much of a studio beast as a live one.
The rest of the mix, which you can grab here, blends material new and old; I’m really digging the Tyondai Braxton remix of Extra Life‘s “Head Shrinker.” Tracklist after the jump:
1. Grip – Hume
2. Five Minutes at the Rainforest Cafe – Macaw
3. A Diviner – True Womanhood
4. Moon Rocks (Ricky Rabbit remix) – Rap Dragons
5. Rookie of the Year – Nine-11 Thesaurus
6. Head Shrinker (Tyondai Braxton remix) – Extra Life
7. In Pursuit of Sunshine – The Wholeheart
8. Hearted – Sean Peoples
9. Letter of a General – Imperial China
10. Durito’s Revenge (Dirty Bombs) – The Cornel West Theory