Little Dragon joins sample-crazy DJ Shadow in his cool, collected track “Scale It Back” off his recent album, The Less You Know, The Better. Following a remix contest hosted by Shadow, Robotaki came out as winner with the most popular remake of the song. This easy-on-the-ears reinvention is the result.
The American trip hop DJ rarely features more than small snipets of vocals. Back in 1996, Shadow’s first full-length, Entroducing, went on to make the Guinness World Records book for “First Completely Sampled Album.” He had even claimed in an interview with Mixmag that “lyrics (…) were confining, too specific.” It seems he could not get himself to waste Dragon’s sultry voice for a full track. Could you blame him?