SONG OF THE DAY: Forest Swords, “Thor’s Stone (Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Remix)”

Dub has always played a role in Forest Swords’ shadow-boxed productions, so it’s a welcome surprise to see Lee “Scratch” Perry step up to the plate for a seamless remix of “Thor’s Stone,” featuring shuffleboard beats, lean synth lines and free associative verses about magic hammers, fireballs and bursts of energy.

“Lee finished the remix earlier this month in Jamaica,” Forest Swords explained on Twitter. “It’s a life highlight for me. I hope he’ll outlive us all.”

Listen below, along with the original version in video form…