Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lykke Li Plus Kings Of Leon Makes Us Happy

Last night, in between our enjoyment of sets by Cold War Kids and Vampire Weekend, Live 105 DJ Aaron Axelsen was DJing away on the Mezzanine PA. In that set (in addition to a great MGMT remix), he played a version of Lykke Li covering the Kings Of Leon tune "Knocked Up".

Let us just say flat out how floored we were: the track is amazing. Dare we say as good (or better) than the original? In lieu of some photos of the event (which was fantastic, by the way), we instead give you this awesome, awesome tune. Enjoy.

mp3: Kings Of Leon - Knocked Up (Lykke Li vs. Rodeo Remix) (YouSendIt, click through)

4 comments:

Benjo said...

Thanks for posting this--I also really enjoyed it at the time.

Do you happen to know who did the remix of Reckoner (Radiohead), which I think was played right before or after Knocked Up? I remember thinking the same thing about it that I do about Royksopp's remix of Missing by Beck: it was so natural that it almost sounded like it was the original, and the original was the remix. Any info would be appreciated...

sfmusic said...

Agreed, the Reckoner remix was very good, and almost indiscernible as a remix. Have no idea who did it though, and given the fact that the materials are out there for _anyone_ to remix the tune (http://www.radioheadremix.com/) it might be tough to find...

Benjo said...

I emailed Aaron Axelsen, and he sent a note back that was very nice, but unfortunately fell short of a definitive answer. He got the track from the Radiohead camp, and has been playing it (apparently to great fanfare) on Soundcheck. He said he's trying to get more info, so hopefully that info will trickle down...

sfmusic said...

Thanks for the update - be sure and let us know if you figure it out!