Sxip Shirey, musical innovator and two-time nominee for Brooklyn’s best hair, posted something fun to Soundcloud yesterday. He recorded a raw, stripped down cover of Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” that I… can’t get out of my head.
The original is a strong pop tune from a decade ago. It practically launched the mash-up genre explosion with a popular remix combining the track with New Order’s “Blue Monday”. It was a solid track, but sometimes it’s hard to tell how good something might be when it’s coated in a thick veneer of pop production.
Sxip takes the track down to it’s bones, and finds something wonderful.
Sxip Shirey plays January 7th at Joe’s Pub.