Chargaux – “Burn Rubber On Me (Gap Band Cover)”

Brooklyn-based duo Chargaux has an impressive and unusual resume: A Berklee College of Music-trained violinist and violist who subsisted as subway performers before collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on Good Kid, M.A.A.D City and Schoolboy Q on Oxymoron. In addition to creating their own quirky, colorful artwork (which you can see above), the eclectic duo has begun rolling out music of their own, a blend of wide-reaching influences and sounds.

For the last leak from their upcoming Broke & Baroque EP, the duo re-imagine funk legends The Gap Band’s 1980 hit “Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)” with a slinky, skeletal electro-bounce. Eschewing their orchestral leanings, “Burn Rubber On Me” is both unusual and exactly the sort of left-field take you might expect from imaginative, multi-talented minds.