Cat Power – Manhattan (feat. Angel Haze) [Ryan Hemsworth Remix]

Title: Manhattan (feat. Angel Haze) [Ryan Hemsworth Remix]

Artist: Cat Power

Album: Single

Year: 2013

Genre: Rap, Progressive Hip Hop, Indie

The first surprise was the fact that I saw genre-hopping and ambitious female rapper Angel Haze on Cat Power‘s astounding opening. How would they even sound like together anyway? Then, we have Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth coming up with quite an imaginative remix. Mixing together the plinking piano with an excellent drum machine pulse, while simultaneously leaving the songs nocturnal feeling.

But the best thing about this remix is how Hemsworth clears out a path for Angel Haze to lay down one of her best verses, to go with that pulsy kinetic vibe of this busy-city-empty-city track. Perfect! We have Angel Haze rapping about “New York” right after her feud with Azealia Banks.