While I’m loving the current throwback house sound trend happening in the U.K., I haven’t been a huge fan of everything that has otherwise been a chart hit over on that side of the pond. This official remix of Jessie J & Co.‘s radio smash “Bang Bang” though?——yeah, I’m gonna co-sign on this.
As I’ve stated many times before, I love when a remix producer actually re-invents a song instead of lazily slapping an assembly line generic euro-cheese beat under the vocals. Instead of forcing an EDM vibe onto “Bang Bang”, U.K.-based producers Ill Blu have instead opted to pick and choose choice vocal moments from the original and use those pieces to reimagine the song as late night house banger straight outta the late 80s/early 90s. Gone are the brassy horns and the retro production and instead Jess, Ari and Nicks come off as finger snap fierce club divas with the “...bad girl to blow your mind…” sample in particular giving Grande some “yassss b*tch” swag that she ordinarily doesn’t have.
Additional shouts to DJ Jayesh who then took the remix and successfully re-edited the original video and made that LA rooftop party scene and all three ladies seem a wee bit cooler in the process.
NOTE: And not that is has anything to do with “Bang Bang”, but I’m including the Medlar remix of Disclosure’s “Boiling” cuz it follows the “Bang… ” remix on my iTunes playlist and these two tracks back to back? Ooooooh…. smooth, buttery house music heaven!
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