Le Tigre — “Deceptacon” (DFA remix)
James Murphy has been responsible for some fantastic remixes over the years — M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” in particular, along with tracks by Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Fischerspooner, and various others — but this is surely his finest moment. It takes the nightmarish vocal from Le Tigre’s enduringly awesome “Deceptacon” and sets it over a bouncing beat and decidedly jaunty bassline. It shouldn’t work. But it does.