Audio: Little Dragon remix Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)”

Little Dragon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra

@LittleDragon New LittleDragon Remix of umo “Swim And Sleep Like A Shark” @rollingstone” Click on the above cover to stream the new remix. Little Dragon previously (and brilliantly) remixed Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Little Blu House” in the summer of 2011. What are your thoughts on “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)”?

“UMO is what we in Sweden call ‘grymma.’ [Their tracks] have been spinning frequently at our studio,” Little Dragon singer Yukimi Nagano tells Rolling Stone. “[We] saw them live in Portland last year at MusicFest NW and their show is amazing.” Little Dragon originally imagined a different remix, and the clubby reworking was an accident. “[Bassist] Freddy [Källgren Wallin] was inspired to make a choir arrangement for the remix,” says Nagano, “but got stuck on the first verse and ended up making a house jam.”

Download: Fan created Little Dragon remix tape

1. Little Man (Tycho Remix)
2. Blinking Pigs (Awkward Remix)
3. Ritual Union (Tensnake Remix)
4. Twice (Raw Tactics Remix)
5. Looking Glass (Trackademicks’ Quasar Gazer Remix)
6. Nightlight (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)
7. Empire Ants (Korova Remix)
8. Fortune (AFTA-1 Remix)
9. After The Rain (Floating Points Remix)
10. Blinking Pigs (1-O.A.K.’s God Made Me Funky Remix)
11. Seconds (Syd The Kyd Remix)
12. Twice (Aaron Jerome Remix)
13. Looking Glass (Trackademicks’ Quasar Gazer Remix) (Instrumental)
14. A New (Tropics Remix)

Download here.

Little Dragon turn remixers on Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Little Blu House”

“Little Dragon is a funky experimental pop four-piece from Sweden. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a little harder to nail down, but it’s a psychedelic side project created by a New Zealander living in Portland, Oregon. It’s either totally bizarre or absolute destiny that their sounds meld so well together, as shown in a series of collaborations. For the two groups’ latest go-round, Little Dragon remixed Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Little Blu House,” turning the summer-light rock jam into a dreamy get-down full of rubbery bass and echoing vocals.” Reference.

So, I give you: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Little Blu House (Little Dragon Mystery Dance Mix)”

Ritual Union Remix EP to surface in July?

As confirmed by and, a Remix EP of Ritual Union tracks will surface before the official release of the third album.

Little Dragon’s third album, Ritual Union, might have been pushed back one week to late July, but the Swedes are making up for it by dropping an additional project earlier in the month. It’s a remix EP filled with reworked versions of choice cuts from Ritual Union. And so far, we know that acts like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tensnake are handling the remixes. It’s not clear yet which tracks they will be rearranging, but I expect we will hear new versions of lead single “Nightlight” and “Little Man.” –

So much new material to look forward to in the coming months.