It’s surprising to me that I haven’t done a segment on this song as of yet, seeing as it’s probably my favorite joint out of their entire catalog. Yeah, I know there are a ton of other songs by Gorillaz that I could have chosen as a fave, but something about this remix from the D-Sides double album has always spoken to me on a cerebral level. This is one of those songs where you can’t help but to dance to it, or at least nod your head, even if you’re a staunchly-rooted wallflower. One of the things that has always intrigued me about Gorillaz is that there is such a history, a story and a folklore behind the creation of possibly the most successful virtual group of all time. Don’t believe me? Just read the book “Rise of the Ogre”, which goes deep into the music and the myth that is this group. But getting back to this song, there are lots of subliminal musical influences here, from it having a dark but disco-y feel to the haunting vocals. Gorillaz and the masterminds behind them have always been masters and combining the dark and the bleak with the danceable and the poppy. Hot Chip Remix of “Kids With Guns” is proof positive of just that.