Toronto’s dark clown princes of dance music, Jokers of the Scene have a great track that like a great joke deserves to be told over and over and over again. Their “Killing Jokes” off their JOT5 EP (which they premiered on their Guest DJ set on KCRW) has a strong, spacious melody that’s been reworked by them and been remixed by several other artists.
The latest (possibly last?) version comes from Dutch producer Drvg Cvltvre, whose Doomdisco-edit has both ghostly atmospherics and a menacing thump that will make for good listening if the Mayan Calendar is right.
And — possibly because there is no way to make enough of a profit on this edit in time to even cut the first check, with December 21st right around the corner — well…the Jokers have decided to be good citizens of the world and give it away for FREE.
Enjoy. And don’t forget to call your mom before the 21st.