The Ruby Suns, part of a seemingly ever growing movement of “world music”-oriented experimental pop artists, just recently revealed their cover of El Guincho‘s infectious “Palmitos Park”. Translated into English and slowed down from the energetic, tribalist party-jam of the original into more of a transcendent, psychedelic dub-hymn, this version recalls last year’s mind-blowing Person Pitch even more strongly than most of El Guincho’s Alegranza (perhaps with one exception). To be honest, I’m surprised at how well this stands on it’s own… their take is tranquil, mesmerizing, and successfully showcases the serious melodic strength of this track in a new light. (via GvB)
Download: The Ruby Suns – Palmitos Park (El Guincho cover)
Buy: Order the Palmitos Park 7-inch single from Young Turks (due out Sept. 22).
Watch: Be sure you check out the recently debuted video for El Guincho’s original version of “Palmitos Park”, a surreal stop-motion animated celebration of all things danceable, geometric, and tropical, over at Pitchfork.tv.