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Ke$ha's 'Animal (Switch Remix)' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Image Credit: Ethan PinesWith two albums under her sequined thrift-shop belt, Ke$ha is releasing her first remix album next month, the less-than-succinctly titled I am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album. It hits shelves (and more importantly, the digital highway) on March 22.

But why wait? You can listen to Switch’s remix of Ke$ha’s “Animal” exclusively here at EW:

Remixer Switch—mostly known for his genre-smashing work with MIA and Santigold—takes the formerly upbeat title track from Ke$ha’s debut and recasts it as an eerie, echoey lament. He even throws in some of the squealing electronic flourishes that characterized “Steppin’ Up,” one of his contributions to M.I.A.’s last album.

At the risk of contradicting the album’s title, this remix doesn’t exactly demand you hit the dancefloor, but it boasts the kind of mesmerizing, detailed production that just might make it an improvement on the original.

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