[PREMIERE – MP3] Manu el Chino – “Midnight City” (Instrumental M83 cover)

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There are few songs as iconic and massive as M83’s “Midnight City”. As beloved and significant as the song is to the 5 year history of The Burning Ear, I was still hesitant to offer it for reinterpretation. Its been remixed and covered so wonderfully so many times! Well, get ready for 1 more. France’s Manu el Chino pulled the song apart and pieced back together this instrumental cover that builds slow and steady, barely resembling the original until its already stuck in your head. Turn it up loud and do something in the dark. [sociallocker]

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The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”