Emika: Wicked Game

Kendrick Lamar's remix, Sunshine Reggae, Jason Molina and more in our weekly music recap

Not since Soul Clap’s muffled edit of “Wicked Game” in 2009 has the classic Chris Isaak track felt so fresh. In a sneak peek at her forthcoming album, Dva, Czech-born, Berlin-based singer Emika released her own version of “Wicked Game,” filled with echoey electronic spirals and vocals that are as sexy as Helena Christensen half-naked on a beach. A preview of the classically trained musician’s …

Jason Molina: Captain Badass

Kendrick Lamar's remix, Sunshine Reggae, Jason Molina and more in our weekly music recap

Late Monday afternoon news broke about the passing of 39-year-old musician Jason Molina. Originally from Ohio, Molina performed under several monikers over the years, each gaining him a cult fan base wholly devoted to his ability to deliver raw observations about life to the tune of equally compelling guitar riffs. New Yorker editor Ben Greenman perhaps sums it up best by stating in a heartfelt …

Laid Back: Sunshine Reggae

Kendrick Lamar's remix, Sunshine Reggae, Jason Molina and more in our weekly music recap

As the sun finally shone over NYC on the official first day of spring last Wednesday, warm vibes greeted the city calling to mind the opening lyrics to Danish duo Laid Back’s 1983 hit “Sunshine Reggae.” As we wait for the rays to give us “just a little smile” so we can bust out of our offices and head out to the beach in warmer …