CMU Approved

Approved: Lianne La Havas – Forget (Laurel Halo Remix)

By | Published on Monday 24 September 2012

Laurel Halo

Brooklyn beatsmith and Hyperdub signing Laurel Halo presents a radical trance reframing of ‘Forget’, a track from Mercury Prize nominee Lianne La Havas.

While La Havas’ original – as features on her debut LP ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ – is safe, conservative even, Halo’s version severs and loops the phrase “Remember way back when you played me/And I lost that hand”, setting it against a star-shot galaxy of sound and lending a new rhythmic onus to every syllable. Forgettable, this isn’t.

Download the remix here via Gorilla vs Bear, and/or listen to it now here: