I don’t know if it’s due to the shitty weather of London, but lately I’ve started to get into a lot of house music that’s slightly deeper and more down tempo than the stuff I usually listen to. There’s just something about it’s characteristically laid-back melodies that seem to match my mood at the moment. A perfect example of such songs are Ripperton‘s edit of Arcade Fire’s iconic song “The Suburbs.” Basing most of his efforts around the track’s signature chorus, the Swiss producer mellows out the original by complimenting Win Butler’s riveting vocals with orchestral samples and what appear to be jazz influenced, electronic arrangements. Smooth, calm, and surprisingly seductive, Ripperton puts together a remix that will keep your fingers snapping all the way through. What a remarkably good take on an indie classic!
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