AlunaGeorge kill it again after a year of silence in the remix world. This time they take on Coldplay’s “Magic” from their recently released album, “Ghost Stories”. If you haven’t listened to it, DO IT! It’s been almost 2 months and by now you have no excuse (the album’s non-existence on Spotify isn’t an excuse, btw). It’s hot, trust me.
AlunaGeorge strip the song of its soft strumming guitar and piano to make way for the quintessential short electronic sounds George regularly adds to Aluna’s vocals. Chris Martin’s voice is the only bit of Coldplay left in the song. The beginning of the track is reminiscent of “Your Drums, Your Love” by the duo, off their forthcoming album “Body Language”. I was lucky enough to be front-and-center for their show at the Governors Ball Music Festival last month. For many reasons, this was one of my favorite shows of the weekend. I knew the songs by heart, was there with one of my best friends, and it was something I definitely didn’t want to miss that weekend. I love music festivals, but sometimes they can go oh-so wrongly. The people, the sun, $9 beers. All these things are likely to play a prevalent role in your mood. But at 3:45 on Sunday June 8, the conditions were perfect. You’ve been to that show- you’re energized, happy, and ready to dance your ass off. Almost just as importantly, you’re surrounded by people in the same mindset! Set those conditions up as perfectly as you can before heading to a fest. Bring the right people, the right supplies, and the right mentality. And don’t you dare forget your dancing shoes!!