PREMIERE: Plan B - The Recluse (Netsky Remix)
Plan B's (fairly) recent transformation from guitar-scratching acoustic rapper to crooning soul boy isn't the only retroactive thing going on here. Netsky's remix smothers "Recluse" in the sort of smooth drum breaks and bass slide that began cropping up in 'liquid' drum'n'bass around the turn of the last century—around seven years ago to the day, I was settling into my university halls for Freshers' Week, claiming my own bit of sonic territory by blasting Logistics' "Together VIP" through the walls of irked halls mates. If you're reading, Chinese Alvin, I'm sorry I drowned out your mid-afternoon karaoke sessions. Actually I'm not, you've got a fucking terrible singing voice. Anyway, that's all liquid under the bridge now, and deeply irrelevant—"Recluse" is out as a single through Atlantic on October 4.