We all have our reliable remixers. They are dependable sonic architects who let their identity shine through by putting their own two-cents in on someone else’s idea. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but some people are more traditionalist, and banish the idea of modifying an original piece of art. To those I say these days we are in the midst of an undeniable remix culture. Hell, there are even non-profit companies that support, even endorse, the remix culture, like Creative Commons. The benefit that us listeners reap is producers’ techniques getting better, therefore raising the standards of a rock-solid remix.
Now a lot of these producers, in this case Shazam, all had to start somewhere. In Shazam‘s case, he came onto the mainstream EDM scene in the spring of 2009, with his bouncy, aptly named summer jam Pool Party 2009. Since then he’s put is magic touch on artists like Empire of the Sun and Miami Horror. Now he’s got his hands on Dutch producer Sander Kleinenberg‘s disco-house banger The Healer, and knew exactly what to do with it to give it straight up cosmic boogie. Do you hear those guitar licks? They tantalize the listener, in the way that they are only intermittently used.
If you’ve got a fever, I’d hold off on the cowbell for now. Instead, take two doses of this remedial disco-boogie remix and call me in the morning.