It is not a typical situation and declaring the moment takes as much guts as the act of letting someone in when we’re most vulnerable. No one’s ready to jump on love. At least not me.
I first heard Gorgon City’s original when it came out upon seeing MNEK on the track’s title. I dug it, mostly for its melodies, by owning the starring role in the song they put the lyrics on a background. These lyrics.
It wasn’t until I pressed play on an early listen of Florian Paetzold’s remix that my jaw dropped just as the 1 minute mark passed. I stopped typing on my keyboard while a mental—and spacious—WTF moment passed by. Naked, reverberated and heavily-pitched-down vocals single-handedly lead this movie. As the lyrics are sung you can feel the meaning of every word. Finger snaps like a metronome and a sonic wind gust prepares you for the drop. Then it’s chopped vocals and harmonies that lead to the bridge. If you think that was all wait for it around the 2:40 mark.
Summarizing what is unique about this remix is quite simple. You see, the norm is that computers, technology and synthesizers squeeze the emotion out of a song. By pitching down the vocals and the other magic stated above, Florian manages to make a song more passionate and moving. And when a remixer is able to accomplish something like this it deserves praise, recognition—and in the words of MNEK, most of all, most of all, sharing it with someone like you.