Friday, August 9, 2013

Under the Covers: X Ambassadors - Power Trip (J. Cole Cover)

Feels like: Four Tet, Netherfriends, Imagine Dragons

X Ambassadors (formerly Ambassadors) took a shot at J Cole's Miguel-assisted single "Power Trip" and ended up turning it into a hypnotic electro anthem. The song bounces from one feel to another using vocal effects, harmonies, and alternating wompy bass sounds. The effect would be slightly schizo if it weren't for the uber-catchy chorus melody stringing everything together. It's good hearing great artists cover great artists.