David Bowie: Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for The DFA)
on 13 October 2013
James Murphy's Hello Steve Reich Mix of David Bowie's 2013 track "Love is Lost" has a lot going on. There's the busy Steve Reich "Clapping Music" beginning and bouncy synths reminiscent of Kraftwerk's "Pocket Calculator" underscoring Bowie's tumultuous vocals from the original, and a few piano references to "Ashes to Ashes"—a Ziggy Stardust classic. But as you would expect from two respective legends, the 10-minute rework is perfectly mixed and swells into a beautiful, futuristic dance tune. Originally premiered on BBC Radio 6, the song will feature on the three-disc deluxe album The Next Day Extra dropping 5 November 2013.