It’s often strange to hear the original version of a song after you are so used to the remix. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been playing the Lazy Rich mix of “New Scene” in my club and mixshow sets, and it grows bigger with every play. The contrast of the harsh electro and the pretty chorus make it dance floor dynamite – basically something for the boy to jump to and the girls to sing to. Listening to the original version, it feels more like (and this is meant as a compliment) an indie version of a Zedd record – a pretty vocal over a track with widely dynamic moodswings throughout. This could easily work as well on radio as it does in the club. Additional banging mixes by Lucky Date and Deorro keep the big room appeal, while the leftfield mix by TOKiMONSTA makes the perfect high school prom love ballad for a disney TV show. The video is meant to show contrasts of things that don’t go together (playing Twister in a dance club) but the thing that is most glaringly out of place is the obnoxious product placement of the Beats Pill speaker. Everyone knows that Dim Mak label owner Steve Aoki is a Sol Republic guy.
Image Courtesy of Dim Mak.