Just unveiled yesterday, Hit Me takes the originally haunting opener 3 Hours from Emika’s debut album (released October 2011 on NinjaTune) and, with Jimmy Edgar’s touch, gets a lot more dancefloor-friendly. The track will accompany 3 Hours on a single of the same name, to be released February 13th.
Emika explains, “3 Hours is my original. Hit Me features Jimmy Edgar, his voice, singing, musical style/twist and sound signature. He worked on Hit Me on his own using my vocal also and transformed it into a suitably challenging pop song. Together they make a package which pokes fun at ‘mainstream’ and ‘underground’ music. For me, both these worlds …
Next up for Yorke is a mix he did for the BBC’s 6Mix, which will air on Sunday, Oct. 17th. The show features Yorke playing and discussing some of his favorite current records, including Zomby, Low, Emika and James Blake. He also plays a few Radiohead remixes that didn’t make it onto the TKOL RMX 1234567 record. Check out the tiny teaser for the show.
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