Atlanta-based beatmaker Distal isn’t one to shy away from pushing genre boundaries—his recent experimentations with club tunes traverse all manner of bass music, hip-hop, house, juke, and R&B. Still, we were a little surprised to see that his latest effort is a remix of “In Knots” by singer-songwriter Carter Tanton (shown above on left, Distal on right). Granted, almost nothing of the original indie-folk tune remains in the remix; Tanton’s typically tender vocals become chilling under Distal’s furious warping, while the self-styled “boss of the south” forgoes holding true to the original and instead builds an acid-house track around Tanton’s voice more or less from the ground up.

In Knots (Distal Remix)