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Jokes about the Drake/Blake rhyme notwithstanding, the Canadian rap phenom and UK singer/songwriter/producer have a fair bit in common. Both artists offer up often dreamy tunes that are close enough to each other that some bright spark put together a full mashup album called James Drake in 2011, and as James Blake opened for Drake’s OVO Fest back in August 2013, it seems a pretty logical conclusion that Blake would end up remixing one of Drake’s songs. The song is ‘Come Thru’, a bonus track from the Nothing Was The Same album. Blake’s synth-heavy remix improves the track from being a relatively standard soul-inspired thing to sounding like some sort of dark funky 8-bit horror theme.

Matt Derody

More Drake

Drake’s mini-Toronto birthday cake
Listen: Drake – From Time (Terrace Martin Sax Remix)
Watch: Drake performs ‘Nothing Was The Same’ for ALIFE Sessions

More James Blake

Listen: James Blake – ‘Life Round Here’ (feat. Chance the Rapper)
Listen: James Blake – ‘Retrograde’ (Tree and Mist Glider Remix)
Watch: James Blake Performs “Retrograde”