On Saturday, Prince surprise-dropped HITnRUN Phase Two, the (probably) bad companion piece to his bad album from September, HITnRUN Phase One. Both releases are Tidal exclusives, meaning you'd have to spring for a Tidal music-streaming subscription to even listen. You can sign up for Tidal here, but, really, why would you?
Elsewhere on the internet, DJDS — the buzzing L.A. house DJ duo of Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy — released a Prince-related item you actually listen to: The banging, vibed-out club remix of "Nothing Compares 2 U." DJDS chopped up the jam made famous by Pope-hating vocal powerhouse Sinéad O'Connor in 1990, but originally authored by Prince for his side project, the Family, in 1985. The clubby version is rooted in a 1993 recording of Prince performing the song live.
But don't take our word for it! Here's Jerome LOL explaining the project on Facebook:
"Last year, Sam and I made an edit of Prince's live version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" for our Resident Advisor mix and for our live shows. I was originally unaware that Prince had anything to do with the song, but Sam taught me its interesting history. We decided to go back to the edit and create a finished version that we wanted to share with you for the holidays as a token of our appreciation. We hope you enjoy and happy holidays."
You can stream the remix below, and you might want to do so with haste, given the notorious tenacity of Prince's legal team.
Adele's smash hit "Hello" received the DJDS treatment in September. This Chris Cornell cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," also released in September, racked up 1.8 million views on YouTube. Songs are fun.