When you saw that Chromeo’s “When the Night Falls” was getting remixed by Hercules and Love Affair, what did you expect to hear? A pulsing beat? A steady, bass-driven groove? An 808s breakdown? OK, I’ll admit it, I expected to hear the beat and groove, but that 808s bit totally came out of nowhere and kicked ass. You can’t help diggin’ the way Hercules and Love Affair have chopped up Solange Knowles’ vocals, either, even if it does totally sound like what you would expect from them. Maybe the guys of Chromeo will play it between sets when they tour this September.
You can stream the remix below. It appears on the When The Night Falls remix EP, which drops July 26.