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Taylor McFerrin, Anderson .Paak Remix Hiatus Kaiyote’s ‘Laputa’

Hiatus Kaiyoki EPHiatus Kaiyoki's new EP cover

Hiatus Kaiyote logoUPDATE: There seems to be an issue with the Vevo link. Some of the linked sites have the audio still available, we’re working toward a resolution.


Future-soul group Hiatus Kaiyote premiered a remix to their song “Laputa” on Complex earlier today, a couple of days before they’re set to release a new EP.

Hiatus Koiyote second album cover
‘Choose Your Weapon’ cover

The Melbourne, Australia, group plans to release an EP this Friday titled Recalibrations Vol. 1., which will feature remixes to songs originally on their last album Choose Your Weapon. Producer Taylor McFerrin takes the reigns on the track and adds in his own sounds to add an extra energy to the song. Though it sounds different than the original version, it loses none of the quality the original had. To complete the sounds of the remix, Anderson .Paak lends his vocals with a verse toward the end of the song.

Hiatus Kaiyote EP cover
Cover for ‘Recalibrations Vol. 1’

The group has received critically acclaim throughout the past couple of years. Their accolades include being named Breakout Artist of the Year for 2013 by Gilles Peterson and a couple of Grammy nominations for their songs “Nakamarra,” featuring Q-Tip, and “Breathing Underwater.” They lost to Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway’s “Something” and The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” respectively.

The group will begin an tour in late April with mostly European dates, but there is a listed tour stop in New York. Beginning this summer they do have a U.S. tour:
July 28- Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza
July 29- Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ The Phoenix
July 30- Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga Festival
August 1- Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
August 3- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Coney Island w/ Erykah Badu
August 4- New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
August 6- San Francisco, Calif. @ Outside Lands
August 7- Buena Vista, Colo. @ Vertex
August 9- St. Louis, Miss. @ The Pagent
August 12- Detroit, Mich. @ Chene Park (w/ Erykah Badu)
August 14- Long Island, N.Y. @ Surf Lodge
August 15- Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero
August 16- Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage

Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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