MP3 of the Day: Kid Cudi's "Day 'N' Nite," Remixed by Parable
Whenever the web seems to have reached its peak of weirdness, the whole thing whirlpools into entirely new dimensions of the bizarre, revealing secret worlds where you can watch celebrity breakdowns streamed live, read first-round NBA draft picks suicide tweets, or even e-shop for shrunken human heads. One of the milder byproducts, however, of the internet's impetus toward ever-increasing intensity of experience is the constant super-speed mutation of new music.
By now, it's routine for singles and even full albums to be leaked online as soon as they're recorded while covers and remixes emerge before the original tracks even get an official release. And today's free MP3, "Day 'N' Nite Massacre Remix" by local rapper-producer Parable, totally belongs to that hyper-referential world of über-blogginess. It's a remix of a remix of a remix, layering some Parable lyrical flow and Rusko boom over the blog house re-up of the Crookers take on Kid Cudi's original. So download this version, then the version before it and whatever other alternate cuts you can find, then maybe the OG Cudi edit ... And listen to that multi-generational mess for a glimpse at the ongoing life of a momentarily trendy track as suspended in the weird, whirlpooling ether of the interweb.
MP3: Parable - "Day 'N' Nite Massacre Remix"
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