Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have shared a new remix album, Butterfly 3001.
The new record sees a whole slew of artists offering their own take on tracks from Butterfly 3000. The album features remixes from Flaming Lips, Kaitlin Aurelia Smith, Dām-FunK, and Peaking Lights. The album also features a previously released DJ Shadow remix of “Black Hot Soup,” The Scientists’ version of “Shanghai” and Peaches’ “Neu Butterfly 3000.”
“We’ve put off doing a remix album for a long time,” King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard explain of Butterfly 3001. “Maybe it was conscious, maybe it wasn’t. But it’s happening now. That’s not to say that Butterfly 3000 makes the most sense to remix. It might seem like the obvious one, but it’s not. Yes it’s electronic. But so is a fridge.”
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“Have you ever tried to dance to Butterfly? It’s hard,” they continue. “It ties your shoelaces together. It’s duplicitous in its simplicity. But Butterfly 3001 expands on this. It also deviates and obliterates. We’re honoured to have such esteemed people go to work on these songs. We hope you love this album as much as we do. See you in DA CLUB!!!”
The “Black Hot Soup” DJ Shadow remix, titled “DJ Shadow ‘My Own Reality’ Re-Write,” is a Butterfly 3001 standout.
“‘Black Hot Soup’ is an almost perfect way to describe the world as we know it in the present,” Stewart explains of the accompanying video. “A bubbling, thick, sticky, confusing angry place that seems to be made for generations long past.”