Every once in a while Jason Bentley plays a song that prompts multiple calls to the station with people desperately seeking it out. That song this week is the RAC remix of Zee Avi’s “Concrete Wall”.

Stream “Concrete Wall” — RAC Remix

On this track, the Malaysian singer really stepped out of her comfort zone of softly sung songs accompanied by a gentle instrument like the ukulele. Instead, it’s more like a hip hop track, with a catchy hook and Zee dramatically banging a drum.

The RAC remix makes it even groovier and a bit funky. Check out the original performed live on KCRW below and download it here. (Check out the full performance in the archives.)

Stream “Concrete Wall” Live on KCRW

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In person, Zee is tiny, lovely and gives off an incredibly peaceful vibe, but she is not to be underestimated. You can feel her toughness in this song and I dare anyone to cross her!

Be on the look out for 3 more remixes, from Mario C & David Hurwitz, Mansions on The Moon, and Robert Carranza. All four will be released as a digital maxi single next week.


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