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Into U

Richard X ft Jarvis Cocker

23rd August 2003

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A song by producer Richard X featuring a vocal from Jarvis Cocker and a sample from Mazzy Star’s Fade Into You creates something even greater than the sum of its parts.

Richard X rose to fame as a pioneer of the mash-up scene, particularly with his pairing of Adina Howard’s Freak Like Me with samples from Tubeway Army’s Are ’Friends’ Electric? to create We Don’t Give a Damn About Our Friends, released under the artist name Girls On Top.

Here he bases a new song around a sample from Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, along with new music and a vocal from Jarvis Cocker.

Cocker is at his finest here, both in terms of his tone and the melody. And the combination of his voice with that of Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star is just sublime.

This really is one of my all-time favourites.