Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Glass Animals and more.
Order a copy
July 2020
Album review

alt-J - REDUXER

For many, it would feel like a radical departure. For alt-J, it simply works.
Label: Infectious Records
Released: 28th September 2018
Rating: ★★★★
alt-J - REDUXER
Published: 2:30 pm, September 26, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd.

If any band was going to play about with their own music to this degree, it was always going to be alt-J. An act who refuse to paint within the lines, ‘REDUXER’ is a collection of 11 new interpretations of songs from most recent record ‘RELAXER’, featuring some of the planet’s hottest hip-hop artists and producers. For many, it would feel like a radical departure. For alt-J, it simply works.

From Little Simz verses on a re- energised ‘3WW’ through to Pusha T’s contribution to a Twin Shadow rework of ‘In Cold Blood’, the highlights are plentiful, dovetailing effortlessly with the trio’s textured musical landscapes. Aussie Tuka’s take on ‘House of the Rising Sun’ especially stands out, winding a tale of childhood domestic violence that adds new depth to a track already dripping with gritty realism.

Far from a lazy collection designed to shift units, ‘REDUXER’ is a fascinating project in its own right - proof that ripping up the rule book works.

Give all this a try

Phoebe Bridgers: "It's more fun to be your entire self all the time"
Feature

Phoebe Bridgers: "It's more fun to be your entire self all the time"

With a cast of collaborations that reads like a who’s who of modern alternative music and a debut album drowning in a sea of critical acclaim, Phoebe Bridgers has finally delivered her follow-up, 'Punisher'. No matter what the world throws up, there’s no stopping her now.
The Academic: "These songs were made to reach people"
Feature

The Academic: "These songs were made to reach people"

With an EP born from recording sessions with a former Kaiser Chief, and a big old headline tour on the horizon, Irish up-and-comers The Academic aren’t letting lockdown get them down.
Getting to know... Tate McRae
Feature

Getting to know... Tate McRae

Give her new single 'vicious (ft. Lil Mosey)' a listen, too.
It's the new issue of Dork, featuring cover stars Haim!
New issue

It's the new issue of Dork, featuring cover stars Haim!

There's also Phoebe Bridgers, Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, Dream Wife, mxmtoon and loads, loads more.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing