Leave it to up-and-coming Norwegian producer Lido to execute such pure, unadulterated magic. His rework of Bill Wither’s classic is synth-punchin’ / trap slappin’ / symbol crashin’ thunderous bliss. It takes some balls to attempt a remix of such a timeless soul classic… Lido’s got balls and creativity to boot — this is the freshest, dopest remix of one of the most enduring (43 years old) anthems of the 20th century. New school meets old school, this is the future: fierce, elegant, and totally bangin’.
Here’s a bit of backstory: Lido’s unofficial remix of Disclosure’s hit single “Latch“ was so fly that Universal pulled it from Soundcloud less than 24 hours of its inception on the interwebz. Lido retaliated by making more music, and this is it. “Ain’t No Sunshine“ is jammy enough to tide us over until his forthcoming album’s release on Pelican Fly Records (June 9th, yeeee!!).
This track exudes the kind of fearless brilliance that fuels the current tides of change in the music industry. Producers and musicians who embody this vision are an inspiration to all of us— true innovation and balls to the wall creativity are not a thing of the past, nor will they ever be.
Moral of the story: when in doubt (or not), make more music.
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know…