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- Posted on Nov 17th 2009 3:15PM by Ashley Iasimone
The Song: 'Stillness Is the Move' (original version by Dirty Projectors)
The Contestants: Dirty Projectors vs. Solange
In This Corner -- Dirty Projectors: With the first single from their most recent full-length release, this year's 'Bitte Orca,' the Brooklyn art-rockers came forth with an accessible R&B-inspired gem. The track is both charming and sultry, namely due to a jerky drumbeat, complex layers and the entrancing high notes that vocalist Amber Coffman hits. And with its catchy yet sentimental chorus, it's a tune that is sure to stay with you for a while.
Dirty Projectors, 'Stillness Is the Move'
In This Corner -- Solange: While Beyonce is ruling the pop world, kid sister Solange has been busy bringing some indie cred to the Knowles family with her own music -- she's even responsible for introducing Beyonce to Grizzly Bear. And now, the singer has taken to Dirty Projectors so much that she's put her own spin on their single. Solange adds a smooth groove and some soul to the original beat, and incorporates a sample of Sou Mann and the Brothers' 'Bumpy's Lament' (which has been sampled by Dr. Dre and Erykah Badu in the past). It comes as no surprise that even Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste called it "insanely rad" on Twitter.
Solange, 'Stillness Is the Move'