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DJ Koze Covers Kings of Convenience’s “Homesick”

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DJ Koze is a name I’m familiar with, having listened to his countless remixes and productions during my IDM phase a few years back. Apparently, the German DJ/producer just released his first solo album in 9 years entitled “Amygdala” (bonkers artwork above), with help from an all-star cast of featured vocalists like Dan Snaith of Caribou, Matthew Dear, and crooner-du-jour Milosh of Rhye fame. However, much to my surprise, track 6 featuring Ada is actually a cover of Kings of Convenience! “Homesick” is a lovely cut on their 2004 album “Riot on an Empty Street”, and Koze’s version does not stray too far away from the original. Just don’t expect any radical rave-up, for it’s a simple, laidback groove with mellow hip-hop beats and robotic, yet organic vocals. It’s already at the top of my essential summer playlist. Check out the breezy cover below.

STREAM: DJ Koze – Homesick feat. Ada

 

Ironically, on another cool track called “Track ID Anyone?”, Caribou actually sounds a lot like Erlend Oye!

STREAM: DJ Koze feat. Caribou – Track ID Anyone?

 

Safe to say I need to queue up this album on Spotify, then. Love me some oddball European electronica.

“Amygdala” is out now on CD & LP via German label Pampa Records. Buy it on iTunes.
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