Portishead’s The Rip is a great song, but we’ve always found you need to be really in the mood: it’s a cold song, not as stark as album mate Machine Gun was still not difficult to fit in. We’ve not had much luck introducing people to it either.
Step forward Datasette. Yep, this remix is eleven years old, but we’ve only just found it tucked away on YouTube as it’s unofficial. In it the song is extended, sensitively added to and nicely reworked so it’s more approachable, warmer, but still has the heart.
We recommend it, a masterclass in how to do a remix
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