The original version of “The Hunter” by Los Angeles’ ON AN ON — which you can peep here — is an exuberant, explosive indie-electro song with a chorus that’s wild and bursts like some kind of sonic volcano. But in the hands of San Francisco producer/maestro Blackbird Blackbird, it mutates and becomes an entirely different beast. He only extracts choice sections of the original, looping and manipulating them before stringing and piecing them all together using a swirling, woozy electronic dance pattern. You can’t easily detect “The Hunter” in the remix, but that’s what makes it so damn good. It’s a complete reinvention from start to finish. Listen in below.
The Hunter (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)