The Duran Duran classic gets a fresh update. Finnish producers JS-16 (well known for “Stomp to My Beat” and for working with Darude on the classic “Sandstorm”) and Erkka team up to literally go back to the future. The track is a mix of classic industrial and modern electro, or what Front 242 would be doing if they were working with Knife Party. There’s a hook which sounds like a sample replay of “Welcome to Paradise.” The stuttered synths are the sonic equivalent of a strobe light, probably inspiration by the photography which is the subject of the original song lyrics. With every listen, another element stands out of the brilliantly multilayered production. This is the kind of leftfield track that could end up on a movie soundtrack and end up being an international pop hit.
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