PREMIERE: UK Hip-Hop Collective 404 Remixes Swim Deep’s “To Feel Good”
The London-based fivesome put a foreboding new spin on the Birmingham rockers’ track.
404, a UK collective made up of Bathwater, Silvertongue, Eliot, Devenny, and Sonny, released their debut EP back in March, combining hip-hop and electronic beats. They’re now signed to Dirty Hit (joining the likes of The 1975 and Wolf Alice), and today they’ve released a remix of Swim Deep’s “To Feel Good.”
The original track from the British indie rockers played on the ’90s dance hit by Rozalla, “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good),” adding a full gospel choir to the mix. 404 pulled the song apart even further, adding vocals and a disorienting, sinister tone.
Of the remix and 404, Swim Deep’s singer/guitarist Austin Williams said, “Theo from Wolf Alice introduced me to them. Their gigs blew my mind, they’re like the Beastie Boys live. When Eliot DM’d me saying he loved the new tune and how much he related to it, I was so honoured to send him the stems to mash up.”
Swim Deep’s third album and first since 2015, Emerald Classics, was released in October; you can check that out here, and listen to 404’s reimagining below.