Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” went from radio hit to chart-topper in no time, stripped down to its skivvies for an unrated music video soon after, and has now been remixed following release of Thicke’s album. Will Sparks was first to tease his version but, this week, the Pharrell and T.I. collaboration is being offered as a packaged headlined by Laidback Luke. Luke’s rendition of “Blurred Lines” unravels the commercial nature of the original, swapping bleeps for lyrics and repaving the rhythm with deep Dutch drums.
Robin Thicke reentered pop-music alongside Pharrell and T.I. with his unavoidable hit, “Blurred Lines.” Reaching the top of the charts in the US and nearly 15 other countries worldwide, Thicke’s lead single has been destined for a remix package. Bringing “Blurred Lines” into the dance sphere comes Will Sparks, the Australian producer amidst his breakout year with a handful of originals and reworks for the like of Laidback Luke and Hardwell under his belt. Shapeshifting the R&B-hip-hop fusion, Sparks injects a bouncy rhythm following the chorus, ditching the original production wholeheartedly for his signature contagion.
LA’s own Bixel Boys have a knack for crafting some of the world’s favorite R&B tracks into down home club tracks. Like “Love Like This,” “P.Y.T,” and “Ride” before it, “Blurred Lines” fashions Robin Thicke’s risque crooner into a fresh booty-popping bootleg. With T.I. and Pharrell on the mix and the music video (NSFW) in the minds of millions of men around the country, the Bixels are harnessing the best of American pop culture for their own devises.