For The Knocks’ cover, which features Mandy Lee on lead vocals, B-Roc and JPatt transform Anthony Gonzalez’s transcendent, synthastic “Midnight City” into a irresistible, beat-heavy dance track. The sublime saxophone solo has been scuttled, but you’ll be too busy moving your feet to mind.
While M83′s original “Midnight City” conjures up visions of riding in the back of a black town car, traversing the city streets and taking in the bright lights, The Knocks’ new cover makes me want to tell the driver to pull over and blast the stereo, so I can get out and dance wherever there’s some empty space. Sort of like what Mandy Lee does in the music video:
Free download of The Knocks feat. Mandy Lee – “Midnight City” (M83 cover) via their SoundCloud.