Randall Roberts

What to listen to now: New Beck remix by Mexican Institute of Sound; the hot soundtrack to Netflix's 'The Get Down'; and a new mixtape from JP Moregun

What to listen to now: New Beck remix by Mexican Institute of Sound; the hot soundtrack to Netflix's 'The Get Down'; and a new mixtape from JP Moregun

Beck, “Wow (GUAU! Mexican Institute of Sound Remix)” (Fonograf/Capitol). Grammy-winning Los Angeles singer, songwriter and producer Beck dropped his buoyant one-off track “Wow” a few months back, and in doing so reminded us that he’s as good with a “Devil’s Haircut”-style party jam as he is with glum, “Morning Phase”-esque mope-core. 

As interpreted by Mexican Institute of Sound kingpin Camilo Lara, “Wow” has become “GUAU!” through use of congas, a mariachi trumpet line and a general Mexico City vibe absent in the original version. This isn’t the...

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