When we revived this “So You Think You Can Remix” feature we intended to focus only on remixes of songs from non-EDM genres, and yet here we are at the second post and I’m already breaking the rule. But I needed to post this track. Matt shared it with me last week and I’ve had it running through my head all weekend. Deadmau5’s original version of Raise Your Weapon sounds like one of his typical progressive house numbers until a cruel twist in the middle when the dubstep breakdown sticks around for the entire last half of the song. Eh, definitely not my thing. However, unknown 16-year-old French producer Madeon works the track into a melodic, choppy electro house anthem with a seriously infectious hook. The remix earned him a spot on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show, and let’s hope it launches him into a long career producing gems like this one. Vocal house usually isn’t my thing, but when a track is this well executed, it’s impossible to resist. Enjoy!
Deadmau5’s original after the break.