BØRNS – American Money (Virtu Remix)

Sometimes a remix sounds like what it is – a new version of an existing song. And that’s fine for the most part, but there’s something extra special about a remix that sounds like it could have been the original. And that’s what this Virtu remix of BØRNS “American Money” sounds like to me. It just works on every level. The dreamy, floaty texture of BØRNS voice builds into a massive future bass drop that explodes into a million pieces. The contrast between the light, almost fragile vocal and the heavy depth of the drop results in a euphoric blast of sound that feels like a roller coaster ride or a drug rush or some sort of intense stimulant…definitely something super exhilarating and quite possibly illegal.

“Green, like American Money.”

Less important, but still worth noting – why after all this time is american money still so plain and easily destroyable? Euros come in all sorts of shapes and sizes with a nice array of colors, it’s like grown up Monopoly money. Money from Mexico and Australia is friggin made out of plastic and cannot be ripped. Seriously, you can kinda stretch it, but you can’t rip it. I’m sure there’s a million other examples, and I’m gonna bet that american money remains the most dull. Maybe a complete overhaul would change the US economy for the better like when NFL teams make deep playoff runs the year they change their uniforms. It’s all in the psyche. Problem solved?

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