There’s just something about OneRepublic. The Colorado rock outfit seems to have secured their spot in the hearts of electronic music fans, with Sander Van Doorn, Dash Berlin, and Alesso all giving the group the remix treatment. Thomas Gold is the latest to join in, spinning the group’s “Feel Again” into a club mix brimming with festival energy. Keeping just the vocal stems and constructing a bass-heavy progressive house tune around it, Gold struck remix gold with an ideal ratio of build to singalong. The track was released a free download, so go and get your copy here.
Alesso closed his Ultra Music Festival set with a sentimental yet anthemic production that touched the hearts of the crowd waiting for Swedish House Mafia’s adieu. His remix of OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself” has been released via Interscope and is fated to quickly climb its way up the charts before becoming one of the biggest tracks of the summer. In the same vein as his remix for Keane’s “Silenced By The Night,” Alesso takes his hand at a dramatic record and makes it his own with his midas touch.
Alesso hasn’t been one to flood fans with an abundance of tracks, but when he finds the time to release on of his works they’re well worth the wait. Original productions such as “Years” and “Clash” kept fans waiting, while spontaneous remixes help soften the anticipation. The 21-year-old Swede is back with a preview of his next remix, this time for OneRepublic, just in time for the Miami scene. Alesso’s take on “If I Lose Myself” is similar to his version of Keane’s “Silenced By The Night,” in which he subtly layers is signature progression around indie hooks. The remix will see its release on April 2nd via Refune Records.
As it approached midnight, I stood in the enormous line for the ladies’ room at Ruby Skye. Girls chattered about their hurting feet, how to get behind the red velvet rope for VIP, and of course when Thomas Gold would be taking the stage. Suddenly the line went silent for a split-second, and squeals of excitement began to echo as Thomas Gold’s first selections burst through the speakers.