Manchester-based DJ and producer Star Slinger is known for his expansive remixes of songs by a diverse array of artists including Kendrick Lamar and Hundred Waters. Last year, he released his EP IV, which contained completely reimagined edits of music by Anita Baker, Erykah Badu, Sade, and Ella Fitzgerald. His latest release is a remix of a single originally from Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Song series, in which two musicians are paired together to create a song. The Swim Good and Merival collaboration “Since You Asked,” a heavy song about pain and loneliness, is transformed into a glossy dance track. The resonant, atmospheric vocals provided by Merival’s Anna Horvath get pared down to faster, punchier spurts that build to euphoric levels over pounding house beats.
Stream “Since U Asked” below: