Drake dropped a free track called “Draft Day,” which samples Lauren Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” for a clever, stuttering base. I’m fairly certain the song is a blatant attempt to get into Jennifer Lawrence’s pants. Not even subtle about it, Drizzy. I would have gone for an X-Men reference myself, but maybe your Hunger Games call-out will work better.
M83 played Coachella two years ago, and of my three times attending and seeing hundreds of shows there, M83’s night time show in one of the “smaller” tents (Gobi/Mojave/Not small) was by far the most packed, and impossible to get in close. They’d been around for a long time, but had just blown up with the release of, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.” They’ve been relatively quiet since, and Kygo decided to inject a little M83 back into the world after reaching 200k likes on Facebook. Because everybody likes being popular.
In 2011, Stereogum did a six-part series called “Remixtape,” which bundled up to a dozen songs by the likes of Grimes, Drake remixing SBTRKT, Diplo remixing Sleigh Bells and Jamie xx remixing Adele. To quote Stereogum, quoting James Blake, “Remixing is like prostitution.” Which is odd, because he’s released a fair share of remixes himself, except in place of the word ‘remix,’ he calls it a ‘version.’ Not that I would appreciate people coming up to me with things I said years ago, shoving it in my face and calling my a hypocrite. But I also don’t have a Mercury Prize, nor a BBC Radio 1 residency. Download all six mixtapes here.