alt-J - "Story 4: Sleeplessly Embracing (clipping. remix)"
alt-J are pretty vocal fans of hip-hop, but no one can say that they saw this remix coming. Continuing the "Story" series, clipping.'s remix of "Hunger of the Pine" contorts the original, bringing distant elements towards the foreground to surprisingly strong effect. Daveed Diggs lends his lyrical fire and brimstone atop the immediate beat, weaving between the bright horn samples with finesse. His storytelling expertise reaches a new height here, but it's still just as delightfully challenging to figure out exactly what it is he's talking about.—Joe Price