Caribou is running away with the contest for 2010’s dirtiest beat. Odessa, aside from leading that pack of filth, possesses a fine Arthur Russell-esque vocal that segues into a carefree hook that screams incongruous. This baby defies categorization.
Caribou - Odessa
The remix by Nite Jewel is pure midnight love nostalgia. The blinds in the motel room are dusty, the minibar was drained long ago. Warm moonlight suggests the discotheque of a few hours prior, a swift seduction. Lust fulfilled on the back seat of a run-down Scirocco, crackle and hiss oozing out the tapedeck.
Caribou - Odessa (Nite Jewel remix)