The mesmerizing single “Spirals” heralded the dazzling return of Django Django, a brilliant call to arms which was both infectious and rousing, emphasising the fact that that which connects us all is ultimately stronger than that which divides us.
Now we have a speaker rattling leviathan of a remix by none other than psych-pop wizards MGMT, who take the basic foundations of the track and spin it off into another direction entirely, creating a deep, low-slung, funky trip into the cosmos. Where the original was a tightly coiled blast of pop perfection, MGMT unravel it gloriously and turn it into a delirious, majestic sprawl, complete with galloping beats, shimmering synths and cathedral bells, a luxurious reupholstering of the track that needs to be heard to be believed, and is accompanied by a retina scorching visual by Gemma Yin Taylor.
In the band’s words, “We’ve been huge MGMT fans from the start and we’re over the moon that they’ve taken on Spirals for this wonderful remix.”
But that’s not all Django Django have up their sleeves for us. Previously available only as a B-side on the vinyl edition of “Spirals”, the band have a brand new track called “The Ark” out and available to stream and download now. Quixotic, idiosyncratic yet instantly infectious, it is just another arrow in the band’s inimitable pop arsenal, and yet another reason we should be very excited indeed about what’s to come next.