Besides a couple exceptions and a handful of tracks, it has been hard for me to really get into a lot of Hip-Hop albums this year. The one album I’ve played this year more than any other that came out is Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper.

I saw Panda Bear live at the 9:30 Club in D.C. last year, and between that show and his colorfully inventive catalog, he’s perhaps my favorite vocalist at the moment. One of my favorite songs from the album, “Crosswords”, was remixed by Pete Rock for an EP of remixes that dropped in June.

This version has a much dustier feel that contrasts nicely with the shiny-eyed vocals. With two of my favorites collaborating, I just couldn’t resist the chance to share something a little left-field.

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