In Columbia the School of Seven Bells is a legendary pickpocking school that is said to exist hidden in the Andes mountains. The school supposedly takes its name from the final exam students face – silently pickpocketing an instructor whose clothes are adorned with seven strategically placed bells. The band School of Seven Bells achieve a similar trick with their music, cherry-picking hooks from a number of musical styles and doing it so effortlessly that you don’t even notice.
Back in January, we hooked you up with the original version of “The Night” – one of our favorite electropop songs of 2012. Now we’ve got an excellent remix of the song, done by Brooklyn musician Rewards (who we also featured way back on RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 3).
Rewards gets down and dirty with the track, giving the pristine shine of the original’s production a delightful scuzz of distortion. Alejandra Deheza’s vocals get chopped up and take on a beautifully abstract quality.