OKP Premiere: Zara McFarlane - "Open Heart" (Diggs Duke Remix)
Zara McFarlane's gleaming lull "Open Heart" gets another impressive rework; this time via the eclectic styles of one Diggs Duke. What was once a quiet kalimba-graced slow groove gets swing-loaded and accented with heavy rhodes and a deep string arrangement with just a few chops of Zara's powerhouse vocal mixed in. The offering is just the latest rehash of Zara's sultry "Open Heart" off her stellar If You Knew Her LP --out now via Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings imprint-- following up Swindle's treatment, which dawned on the online world just a month ago. Hopefully all of these ill remixes will make their way onto a compilation of some sort but until then, keep it locked and make sure to listen to Diggs Duke's spin on Zara McFarlane's "Open Heart" below. You can cop If You Knew Her via iTunes today.