In terms of must have accessories this season for emerging electronic artists, it seems that you can’t go far wrong with a sample of Childish Gambino. After being utilised by Jamie XX for his reworking of Adele and reworked by the ever-brilliant Star Slinger, Tumblewoof is the latest artist to jump on the bandwagon. The original production on Gambino’s Let me dope you was stripped back, sparse and somewhat stark – this takes pieces of Just Dance and Aint No Mountain to lavish the rap with the bristling, bright backing beat that it has always deserved.
Hailing from Philadelphia, this kind of project is far from alien to Dylan Sieh, the man behind the moniker. Previous releases include an entire album mixing together Pheonix and Lil’ Wayne, like a successful version of what Jay Z and Linkin Park were trying to achieve. It’s unlikely you’ll have to tolerate these skewed versions of familiar pop songs on alternative commercial radio 10 years down the line like Numb/Encore, but gorge yourself on it now whilst it’s still relatively fresh.