Foster the People scored an unlikely chart victory this week, enjoying a fifth-week sales bump for their debut album Torches, which rose from 48 to 46 on the Billboard 200 this week. It probably helps that “Pumped Up Kicks” hit #1 on the Alternative Songs chart after slipping to #2 last week. Now remixers and mashup DJs The Hood Internet have premiered an “official” (their scarequotes) remix, featuring a slightly chopped-up take on the song and a verse from Hollywood Holt. Our favorite part is actually just after the MC finishes, when the vocals are layered, out-of-sync but on-beat, to harmonize with themselves.
Listen: Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (The Hood Internet Remix feat. Hollywood Holt) [Soundcloud]
The remix is available as a free download from Amazon in the UK, so the Hood Internet have hosted it themselves for the rest of the world. The downloads don’t count towards sales, and the remix probably won’t get any airplay, so the remix isn’t exactly goosing their chart performance, but it’s certainly a nice treat for fans.
Foster The People (Hood Internet Remix Feat. Hollywood Holt) [The Hood Internet]
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