I might be in the minority here -- but two of my favorite things to come out of 2012 so far have been Swedish electro-pop outfit Niki & the Dove
and 80s revivalist Twin Shadow
. So imagine my joy when I saw that Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. remixed Niki & the Dove's ode to clubbing, "DJ, Ease My Mind." The results are pretty stunning, with Twin Shadow nixing the song's house music percussion and letting Malin Dahlstrom's vocals achieve newfound weariness and sorrow. I now have a whole new appreciation for how much mind-easing Niki & the Dove truly needed.
Stream this great, haunting remix below.