Kelis, “Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix)”


The latest remix from Kelis’ imminent Food LP makes us wish she’d cut an entire record with rising producers like Machinedrum. A slight break from the feverish footwork, juke and jungle vibes the producer has plunged into over the past couple years, it melds the pop star’s lovelorn melodies with a track that’s restless but rooted in the here and now—always changing, yet never losing sight of the hooks at hand. An inspired pairing that reinforces why Ninja Tune really is the right home for the stretch of Kelis’ oft-confounding career.