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Free Download: Escort's 'Why Oh Why (Pound Sterling Remix)'

Get a track from the 16-piece disco orchestra's recent album

January 4, 2012 12:30 PM ET
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Click to listen to Escort's 'Why Oh Why (Pound Sterling Remix)'

Escort recently released their latest album, entitled, simply enough, Escort. The Pound Sterling remix of the Brooklyn-based, 16-member disco orchestra's track "Why Oh Why" has the catchy pop hooks that Escort is known for.

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Keyboardist and group founder Eugene Cho says the remix went in a new and unplanned direction in the studio. "We knew exactly where we were going with this remix from the start, but as the layers of sound developed we realized that it was going somewhere else, almost like there was an outside force pushing it there," he says. "At that moment, Martin Hannett's ghost floated into the room wearing a big smile and gave us a big thumbs up. We knew we were on the right track."

Escort released Escort digitally on November 15th, and physical copies will be available on January 31st, but you can download "Why Oh Why (Pound Sterling Remix)" for free here.

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