EDM-extraordinaire Nicolas Jaar has continued his trend of unexpected but welcome remixes and covers with this eternally subdued track. In order to create this minimalistic tune, he has joined forces with vocalist Sasha Spielberg (yes, Steven’s daughter) to form super-chilled duo Just Friends. “Avalanche” was originally sung by the one and only Leonard Cohen, but this peculiar choice of subject material hasn’t stopped Jaar and Spielberg from creating something special, in fact the original track is so far deviated from the final sparkling result that it is hard to understand why Jaar chose to remix this particular song.
This single came is his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, that we posted about previously. Hurry and have a listen while its still available, and if not, console yourself with the timeless cover below.