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Favorite ThisMumford & Sons - The Cave (Hobotech Remix)

Published: August 10, 2012
By: Anand Harsh
Jon Margulies has always had a penchant for remixing the un-remixable. As Hobotech, he's tackled spirituals, work songs, country blues, murder ballads, and all flavors of traditional Americana. It was only right, then, that he challenge himself with a bit of New Britannia. English folk rockers Mumford & Sons have enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame on the backs of their Sigh No More album from 2009. The long-play's third single, "The Cave," follows the established pattern of driving throb of guitar and mandolin melodies backed by Marcus Mumford's plaintive, reverb-soaked cries. Margulies doesn't contrast the beauty of the original with the thunderous cacophony of contemporary bass music, as would be the instinct of many. Rather, he merges his bouncy bass swing with the verses and choruses, adding to the haunting lyricism of the song, rather than subtracting from it's essence. His respect for the source material shines through whether its old or new, and even more firmly bolsters his reputation as the premier producer in the world of organic reinterpretations.

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