DOWNLOAD: Niki & The Dove - DJ Ease My Mind (Twin Shadow Remix)
(Photo Eliot Hazel)
DJs sure have it rough these days, don’t they? What with the proclamations that they save our lives (last night), keep playin’ our song (all night) and a myriad of other demanding requests. Here, Stockholm’s Niki & The Dove implores the DJ, whoever he may be, to ease their aching spirit (probably tonight) with an assist by Twin Shadow. A plaintive mix of spot lit vocals, caressing riffs and ultimately a crescendo of mournful synths turns “DJ Ease My Mind” into one of the most genial pleas we’ve ever encountered on this cold floor called life. Short, pretty and lonesome, this rework could melt the iciest deck dude to jump off the stage and mend any broken heart and mind in need. Niki & The Dove’s newest is on Sub Pop, while Twin Shadow’s is on 4AD.