SONG OF THE DAY: Therese – Remedy

Best known for the classic dance anthem “Put ’em High” with Stonebridge, Swedish singer Therese has built a large following for her music (“Time,” “Feelin Me,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot”) and her equally exuberant live performances. After a short break from clubland, she has reemerged – launching her own label Vixon Records with the new single “Remedy.” The playful-yet-seductive lyrics combined with her multitone vocals make this feel like a lead single to a Kyle Minogue album (yes, it is that good). So it doesn’t come as a surprise that it hit the top 10 when it was originally released a few years ago. The new extended mix is of the moment dance pop, slickly produced with many layers that will work in any commercial club (and of course on dance radio). If there was an award given for diverse remix packages, “Remedy” would easily be in the running for best of the year. Of course, there are the quality big room electro and stadium house mixes that you would expect, with Papercha$er adding a catchy hook reminiscent of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” and Adam Turner giving the Avicii-esque subgenre a fresh feel. Fellow Swede Zoo Brazil uses just a vocal syllable and constructs a chilled-out tribal dub that inspires poolside grooving. Dank fuses trap and electro in a way that sounds fresh and elevates both elements. Haji & Sheldon probably remixed this around the same time they were working on their massive progressive buzz record “Inception” as there are similar elements executed differently in both. Most importantly, Therese sounds good on every remix, whether with full vocal or dubbed-out, so don’t be surprised if you hear “Remedy” in the clubs for months to come.

Image Courtesy of Vixon Records.

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