On the Horizon: You’ll Want To, Up To No Good.

On the Horizon: You’ll Want To, Up To No Good.

Unanticipated samples, shamelessly glib reworks and so forth no longer hold the appeal they once did, most likely because of the superabundance of numbers incorporating said tropes that can now be located online. Nonetheless, when you stumble upon something that works as well as the below, and does so despite a flagrant incongruity between its various bits and bobs, you often can’t help but tip your figurative hat.

Stockholm’s R&B pariah Up To No Good may wish to keep a lid on the identity of whoever may be beyond the moniker, but given the interpolation of a warped sample from fellow Norsemen a-Ha’s Take On Me, there’s no such reticence when it comes to those more unlikely of influences. Globular blips and plush synths enshroud Morten Harket’s heavily distorted vocal line, trap beats at times intervening too, to make for a vibrant patchwork, and one that’s decidedly more accommodating than you might imagine.

Up To No Good’s SoundCloud.

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