Diplo flits between some heavy dubstep and some remotely MIA-totin' machine gun beats that don't move the same magic mountains for Sleigh Bells, who sound so soft and pretty in the face of big, angry beats. Course, this isn't too far from the original, which sics big boner metal guitars and destructo feedback on Alexis Krauss's unforced vocals.
The Kingdom remix, on the other hand, makes good on the material by perfecting a finer, small-boned alchemy of layered vocal harmony and chilled drum pads and gamelan-like bell percussion. Spooky, intoxicating, and way better for da club.
And the Sleigh Bells video for “Rill Rill” dropped last week. If you have a crush on Ms. Krauss, this will be for you: