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.
Over the weekend Annie Mac got the first play of the “Sweet Nothing” remix collaboration between Diplo and Grandtheft. The original track which is taken from Calvin Harris’ forthcoming 18 Months album, reached No. 1 on the singles charts today (Via Belfast Telegraph). The remix of the already powerful tune adds trap chords midway through to give “Sweet Nothing” an entirely new look. Diplo and Grand Theft slow the tune and give it a hip-hop makeover without taking away from Florence Welch’s melodic vocals. A complete 180 from the original cut, this remix gives trap lovers layers of much needed vocals to go with their bass heavy style. Click below to the break to hear the “Sweet Nothing” remix, which will be officially released in the next few weeks
Qulinez’s remix of “Sweet Nothing” was previewed last night on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 show. Departing from the hard-hitting, whiny synth sound we’ve heard in “Troll” and their multiple remixes, the Swedish duo maintain Calvin Harris’ leads and bouncy chord play while super-charging the progressive builds in the drop. Check out the rip below and stay tuned for the release on October 14th alongside remixes from Tiesto, Burns, and Dirtyloud.
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Calvin Harris’ upcoming album 18 Months is sure to feature a number of impressive vocalists alongside Calvin himself, and one of the first singles off the album is “Sweet Nothing” with Florence Welch (AKA Florence and the Machine). Annie Mac debuted the Tiesto remix of the track on her show earlier this week, and the production feels like a truly combined effort between the three musicians. Calvin Harris’ original melody lends itself nicely to Tiesto’s usual synths and percussion elements, but Florence’s vocal tops it all off with a gentler touch. A full remix package for “Sweet Nothing” will be released October 14th, including versions from Qulinez, Burns, and Dirtyloud.
Following Calvin Harris’ anthemic remix of Florence and the Machine’s “Spectrum,” the British compatriots have teamed up again to preview their latest production, “Sweet Nothing.” Featured yesterday on BBC Radio 1 on the Chris Moyles show, “Sweet Nothing” carries an infectious melody and catchy vocal sample that once again bridge the gap between the pop and dance genres. Florence joins the likes of Kelis, Rihanna, and Ne-Yo as vocalists on Calvin Harris’ upcoming collaboration-filled album, 18 Months, set to release October 29th. Give the track a listen below and stay tuned for the release and accompanying music video.