Ólafur Arnalds has released a new version of ‘They Sink’, remixed by renowned American record producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee). The original version of the track features on Arnalds’ critically acclaimed album re:member, which is out now on Mercury KX. You can check the track out below.
An LA-based producer who has previously collaborated with artists such as Jessie Ware, Anderson Paak and Kelly Rowland, TOKiMONSTA is well known for her unique take on indie, electronic, R&B and dance music, TOKiMONSTA adds distorted beats, pulsating rhythms and upbeat synths to Arnalds’ haunting melody. The remix is an ingenious collaboration of two sonically different worlds colliding to create something truly singular.
Arnalds says, “I met TOKiMONSTA when playing alongside each other at Sónar Reykjavík a couple of years ago. Instantly fascinated by her approach and sound, I was very excited to see what she would do with a track like ‘They Sink’.
Elsewhere in Ólafur Arnalds news, the influential artist is also looking forward to his forthcoming Southbank takeover, Opia, which will see him and a selection of special guests (Grandbrothers, Rhye, Poppy Ackroyd and Josin to name just a few) take over London’s prestigious Southbank Centre on Friday, 8 November. For further information, visit the artist’s website.
Hailed as the “superstar of contemporary instrumental music”by the Financial Times, Ólafur Arnalds is internationally celebrated for his haunting musical style, championing the use of cutting-edge technology in his recordings and live performances. His captivating music combines elements of ambient, classical, electronic, pop and rock.
Having just completed a huge world tour, which took him from London Palladium to Sydney Opera House, Arnalds recently sat in for Iggy Pop on his BBC Radio 6 Music show ‘Iggy Confidential’ as part of the station’s Record Store Day coverage. With many more projects in the pipeline to be announced, 2019 is another exciting year for this groundbreaking composer.