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Thom Yorke delivers previously unheard remix of MF DOOM’s "Gazzillion Ear"

12 August 2021, 12:22 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lex Records have released a new Thom Yorke remix of MF DOOM’s "Gazzillion Ear" as part of the label's 20th anniversary Lex XX series.

"Gazillion Ear" was released in 2010, and featured the original J Dilla-produced track as well as remixes by Thom Yorke, Dr. Who Dat?, as well as a Jneiro Jarel and Dave Sitek remix.

Today the London-based independent record label Lex Records, who released multiple records by the late rap legend, have shared a new take on "Gazzillion Ear" dubbed as the "Thom Yorke Man on Fire Remix", 12 years after Yorke delivered it to the label.

Lex Records said, "Daniel Dumile (RIP) was one of the most prolific artists on Lex, releasing three studio albums as lead vocalist and one as a beatmaker. We spent a huge amount of time with him in the 2010s. He’ll be missed always."

The label added, "J Dilla and MF DOOM only made a handful of tracks together. The best was "Gazzillion Ear", built around a massive Giorgio Moroder sample. Thom Yorke remixed the track twice. The first version was originally released simply under "Thom Yorke Remix" but he delivered it with the moniker "Monkey Hustle Remix" to differentiate it from the "Man on Fire Remix", which gets its debut release 12 years after Thom delivered it."

Thom Yorke's Man on Fire Remix of MF DOOM's "Gazzillion Ear" is out now on Lex Records.
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