Calvin Harris’s“Sweet Nothing,” led by the blissful vocal accompaniment of Florence Welch, has quickly become one of the most empowering tracks of the year. While a Tiësto remix was first unveiled, Annie Mac’s preview of Diplo and Grandtheft‘s remix quickly stole the spotlight, consuming the blogosphere in its wake. A month after its initial leak, Diplo and Grandtheft’s adept trap remix of “Sweet Nothing” has been released. Boasting the emblematic hi-hat and snare rolls of trap, Diplo and Grandtheft’s remix is, at first glance, very prototypical of the burgeoning genre. However, savvy sampling of Florence’s evocative vocals and a return to the original’s sedative melody elevate this remix to more than a standard rendition. This is trap at its finest.
Florence + The Machine consistently deliver emotion provoking tracks that have proved suitable for dance music remixes- most notably for Mark Knight’s rendition of “You’ve Got The Love.” One Calvin Harris has handled another task from Florence + The Machine, bringing his top-tier production abilities to a euphoric remix of “Spectrum.” After floating around sets and mixes, Calvin’s spin of “Spectrum” has finally been released on iTunes via Spectrum Remixes EP.
Florence + The Machine & Calvin Harris might just be a match made in heaven. Fans of Calvin Harris’ tracks “I’m Not Alone” and “Feel So Close” are going to absolutely love this. Florence Welch’s stunning vocals provide the perfect complement to Calvin’s feel good sound. After already achieving success with his mix of the Scissor Sisters’ “Only The Horses,” it could be a big summer for Calvin. “Spectrum” is released July 8th on Universal Island Records.
Benny Benassi gives the full treatment to Florence and the Machine with his remix of their latest single “Shake It Out.” You can instantly recognize the Benassi sound with the bouncing electro synth and the heavy kick drum in the first few bars. Florence Welch’s vocals are as beautiful and haunting as ever and sync perfectly with Benassi’s upbeat remix resulting in a very impressive effort. While perhaps not as memorable as Mark Knight’s take on “You Got The Love,” Benassi’s remix nevertheless is sure to get people onto the dance floor.
Florence and the Machine – Shake It Out (Benny Benassi Extended Mix)