Matthew Dear’s “Fighting is Futile” is out today with a hefty remix package; critical favorites like Seth Troxler, KiNK, and Benoit & Sergio have all bestowed remixes upon the Brooklyn-based DJ’s latest single off his stunning 2012 album Beams. Dear has always done well straddling the gap between house and indie rock, and with many productions indebted to the likes of Talking Heads or Brian Eno, his work on Beams was no different.
Troxler takes the already bouncy, drug-addled track and adds enough psychedelia and strangeness to satisfy Alexander Shulgin. Benoit & Sergio move in the opposite direction — gearing their remix more towards a groovy bass line and major piano chords designed to carry feet right to the dance floor. KiNK chooses instead to focus stunted guitar riffs and speedy vocal loop for his alteration of the original. The full package also includes an extended dub from KiNK and a remix from Laid Back. Play the full streams of the Troxler, B&S, and KiNK remixes below and hit up Beatport to purchase
Matthew Dear – Fighting is Futile (Seth Troxler Remix)
Matthew Dear – Fighting is Futile (Benoit & Sergio Remix)
Matthew Dear – Fighting is Futile (KiNK Remix)