A handful of remixes of the Fool's Gold single “Surprise Hotel” have surfaced over the past couple of months, but so far none have managed to meet that track's funky soulfulness eye-to-eye. Well, leave it to Wallpaper, the Teddy Riley-loving beatsmith behind the viral megahit “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” to step up to the plate. In a just-released MP3 (which you can download aftet the jump), Wallpaper's Eric Frederic not only gives the already vibrant song new life, he does so by laying down Mariah Carey's unforgettable (try as you may have) “Emotions” vocal over the top and adding a few bells and whistles.

As Frederic told Stereogum:

I started combing the universe for a vocal that seemed as wilin' out as those [“Surprise Hotel”] guitar parts and roughly the same tempo and/or key. Turns out Mariah Carey's “Emotions” is already in the exact same key (the relative minor) and dances atop the rhythm section like it was born to.

Download the MP3 (and watch a bizarre bonus video collage set to “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) after the jump.

Fool's Gold – “Surprise Hotel” (Wallpaper's Mariah Mashup) (MP3)

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