Christine and the Queens: Kiss It Better / Wuthering Heights

For her BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance, Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has managed to weave together two important tracks by iconic pop singers, and create something entirely transcendent. Her cover of Rihanna’s “Kiss it Better” contains smatterings of Kate Bush’s 1978 masterpiece “Wuthering Heights,” all in a minimal, funk-inflected package. A mash-up never sounded quite so exquisite.

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The Avalanches return in a hallucinogenic group dream, Rihanna remixed by Four Tet, Beck wows and more new music

The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally has a confirmed release date: 8 July 2016. The group (now made up of Robbie Chater, James Dela Cruz and Tony Di Blasi) teamed up with Danny Brown and MF …

Rihanna: Kiss It Better (Four Tet Remix)

We’ve been waiting for the official “Kiss It Better” remixes since hearing Four Tet release his into the desert air at FORM Arcosanti last month, during his DJ set in the amphitheater. It’s now available, along with Kaytranada, R3hab (whose take on “Work” is almost better than the original) and Feenixpawl remixes of the insanely powerful ballad. Four Tet builds tension over delicate xylophone-like hits …