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Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (KLar & PF Remix)

The elasticity of this song’s lyrics and vocals is proven when it can reach the far far away balearic sea’s sounds. You know, because of the whole balearic disco genre that this supposedly belongs to. And who else than the master of balearic disco than KLar to treat us this beautifully served dish.

When you can take such an overplayed and overmixed song like Gotye’s STIUTK and produce such an enjoyable rendition that knows no situational-listening-rules, you deserve to get shared and spread around. I know this isn’t the first or second time you hear a KLar remix or edit here on EMPT but I guess it was an unsaid consensus the EMPT team reached when I expressed my love for this find.

There’s nothing overly complex about the production of this version. The guitar (which has the strongest responsibility for the whole balearic vibe), the echoed synth chords and all that’s in between give way to a musical sun-bathing session that doesn’t get you sunburnt no matter how long you expose yourself to it.

If your first thought upon hearing play is a Blank & Jones déjà vu, you’re not alone. I don’t know if balearic disco is a fad or here to stay, but while we all figure it out, let us enjoy this with eyes closed and letting our imagination run wild.

Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (KLar & PF Remix)

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Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (KLar Remix)

Synthesized chords creep in while the piano crescendos into a jazzy haven of syncopated rhythms. Florence + the Machine is known for harp-sprinkled power ballads driven by voluminous and resonant vocals. Usually more baroque than bebop, this remix by up-and-comer KLar showcases a different side of the robust sound of Florence + the Machine. You’ve Got the Love wrapped up the 2009 album Lungs. The original begins simply and builds into classic Florence style, pumping timeless, love-torn lyrics.

Time after time I think Oh Lord what’s the use?
Time after time I think it’s just no good
Sooner or later in life, the things you love you loose
But you got the love I need to see me through

You got the love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying Lord I just don’t care
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through”

The real KLar is Kirill Larionov from St. Petersburg, Russia; he remixes regularly with Plastique Fantastique which you may recognize from our Axwell & Dirty South post a few days ago. KLar comes through in the clutch midweek to deliver smoothly infused jazz boosted with an angelic depth of vocals. Catch a ray of sunshine and cruise to this.

Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (KLar Remix)