Earlier this year, Kendrick Lamar released an “International Remix” of his beloved “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” (official video) which features a stunning, impassioned interpolation of his lyrics by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé.
Taking that international spin one step further, South African producer/DJ Spyke a/k/a Karabo Moloi, an up-and-coming talent on Joburg-based Tainted House Records, put a deep house twist on the tune built around sparse repetitions of Sandé’s heartfelt opening stanza.
Despite stripping out Kendrick’s raps, Spyke keeps alive the deep and laidback vibe by complementing the original’s brooding production with layers of soulful and percussive uptempo rhythm.
Tainted CEO DJ Rune has made it his “Pick of the Month,” so you can listen to
and download Kendrick Lamar “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Spyke Bootleg Mix)” here. Grab it while you can.
Update: Looks like the download is no longer available. For now, enjoy the stream, and cross your fingers that they let this one back out into the wild soon.