Miike Snow's song "Animal" reminds me of Christmas' past spent at my Cajun grandmother's house, eating gumbo and listening to Zydeco music. The short, syncopated rhythm and electro-fiddle sounds make me want to shake my tutu and grab a harmonica.
Miike Snow is not one person, but three; Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt. Karlsson and Winnberg are Swedish producers who have worked with the likes of Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. They've pulled a complete u-turn and formed Miike Snow under a carefully orchestrated shroud of secrecy. There's no indication of when the full album will be released, but some insanely awesome tracks have been leaked across the internets and remixed by Treasure Fingers, Crookers and the illuminating DJ Medhi. listen/right-click to download: Miike Snow - Animal [thx themixtapepodcast]