Here’s a neat story: Shlohmo, a DJ and producer from LA who’s part of that city’s consistently exciting and innovative post-hip-hop bass scene, remixed the Weeknd-produced “Crew Love,” from Drake’s Take Care, for his own personal use. The Weeknd saw a YouTube clip of a DJ set where Shlohmo dropped the remix and took to Tumblr to ask him to release it. Soon the remix—which manages to out-woozy the original, turning an ode to the powerful personal bonds that unite the members of a celebrity’s entourage into a trippy “Maybe I shouldn’t have taken that last Xanax” stumble—showed up on Shlohmo’s SoundCloud page. With luck this success will encourage the Weeknd to start making more requests like that.
Hear the remix after the jump: