REMIXED: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die (Official Mixes)
That Lana Del Rey songs are quite tricky to remix doesn’t stop everyone from trying. A slew of mixes for her new single “Born To Die” came gatecrashing at once the other day, and I waded through the good and not-so-good to cherry pick a select few. What I like is that every remix from this package tries a different style. DJ Kris De Angelis‘ hard-edged club take is probably the most straightforward of the bunch. Gucci Vump‘s version utilizes the strings and vocal loops with some nice drumwork – it’s all about the 1:06 moment for me. Leo Zero went for an excessive balearic vibe, while Hackman (aka Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club) opted for a blog-baiting treatment with pitch shifts and those chunky house piano chords that are so in right now.
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (Kris Di Angelis Remix)
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (Gucci Vump Remix)
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (Hackman Remix)
Also available are reworks from Gemini, Lil Silva, Two Armadillos, Marcus Intalex, and we haven’t even heard the mixes from Damon Albarn, Clams Casino, and Woodkid & The Shoes yet. The latter’s preview is up on Amazon and it already sounds potentially amazing.
Since this madness is not likely to end anytime soon, let’s push it further! What sort of novelty genre remix do you want to hear from her? Hmm… I’d love for Quiet Village to get back and give her a luxurious exotica massage. A full-on lounge or David Lynchian one could work, and a trip-hop take can be wonderful if done right. You’ll never know, since my favorite mix of “Video Games” is an actually awesome drum-n-bass mix by Jakwob & Etherwood.
“Born To Die” is also currently iTunes US’ Free Single of the Week. She’s literally inescapable.