Journey‘s “Don’t Stop Believin” is an anthem in every sense of the word: Karaoke singers wail it. Air guitarists jam to it. DJ’s always spin it. And despite knowing all the lyrics, people hate to love it and love to hate it.
Whatever it is that makes this song so iconic, the sheer recognizability of “Don’t Stop Believin” has thwarted many a DJ from producing an EDM remix of comparable anthem status. Felix Voya, a talented Avicii-sounding DJ from Sweden, opted to take on this Journey challenge and has delivered in highest progressive house fashion.
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing (Felix Voya Remix) [ANTHEM ALERT ]:
The way this remix opens by gradually stacking peripheral house elements atop the original without losing integrity of the classic is just stellar. If you want a taste of severe nostalgia, start listening at 2:00 when the vocals kick in. But my dear God, what makes this track pure trouse gold is the MASSIVE drop at 2:45 that just keeps on giving.
BOTTOM LINE: Click the play button. I’ve officially broken mine.