Tricky, “Valentine (Andy Stott remix feat. Francesca Belmonte)”

Dayna Evans

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Andy Stott is an undeniable innovator, especially when he gets his hands on something a little outside of his wheelhouse. In this remix of the Tricky track “Valentine”, a previously slow but sexy avant-rap track based around a “My Funny Valentine” sample, Stott advances the song beyond its already eerie temperament to turn into something even slightly evil, unhinged. It's broad and dark and flows like black blood with no purpose or path. It's a heightened, cinematic listen, and maybe not for your sunny afternoon, but definitely for when you feel like going half-massacre in your head.

Tricky just announced some tour dates, which you can check out below the track, and pick up a splatter vinyl version of this almost painful, sadomasochistic remix through False Idols on September 16.

October
01 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
02 New York, NY – Webster Hall
03 Boston, MA – Royale
05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
08 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09 Chicago, IL – Metro
10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
12 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
13 Houston, TX – House of Blues
14 Austin, TX – Emo's
16 Lawrence, Kansas – Granada Theater
17 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
19 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
25 Asheville, NC – Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

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