M83 – Reunion (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Remix) (2012)

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“Reunion,” the second single from M83’s second album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, is a straight-A student of a song: successful and likeable enough, but maybe just a little a bit too perfect. Here it gets the royal treatment from six different producers, who each pervert it a little differently. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s remix gets obsessed with the droning background vocal tracks, blowing them up and looping them endlessly–like hitting on someone by constantly telling them how great their worst feature is. A sort of sexy optimism bordering on delusion. They cleverly dig up harmonies that aren’t in the original track, and use them as rails to steady a kind of breezy, neon, basement dance-pop, turning Anthony Gonzalez’s caterwaul into a Christmas ornament. [Source]




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