If there were awards for great remixes, this would take home a few. It succeeds because it brings together two vital players in the current electronic scene.
The two central characters in this remix are Lunice and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The former is a prolific Canadian beatmaker. Most recently he paired his style with UK experimental bass producer Hudson Mohawke, together as TNGHT, and released this year’s over-the-top gem TNGHT EP. The latter is the son of University of Oxford’s choir conductor, a 26 year-old electro-pop-house producer who is also enjoying success from a 2012 release, his own Trouble on Polydor Records.
Lunice rewrites Trouble with his own brand of imagery. With T.E.E.D.‘s pitch-perfect vocal phrases already in place, Lunice pairs down the original’s rollercoaster house instrumentation to a stripped down, blissed-out trap ride. The remix is rife with emotional builds and synth swells, but it only stands to emphasize T.E.E.D.‘s helpless romantic lyrics:
Now you’ve got me messed up, please believe me
Looks like thats done, you win. I’ll be leaving now
You make me happy
I’m in trouble now.“
If you were looking to get into some Trouble tonight, look no further. It’s the kind of drama that’s meant to be enjoyed. Listen to it all materialize below.