While the original has become a ubiquitous gem, the Swedish House Mafia have given the official embrace to these three new remixes to “Don’t You Worry Child”. Joris Voorn brings his bouncy tech-house, Tom Starr & Kryder keep it with the big room progressive style, and Promise Land injects some electro. Here’s our breakdown:
All three are strong, but I’m not sure any of them come close to the original. Joris keeps some of the same melody, but he really turns it into his own. Voorn removes the vocal track from it, ultimately removing much of the soul that made the original so great. Ultimately though, It’s great to see that the SHM are recognizing Voorn, as their approval will certainly open many newer dance fans to the more minimal side of things. For those interested some of Voorn’s better work, check out “Goodbye Fly” and “Spank The Maid.” Furthermore, Voorn will be playing the first night of Sensation, and you will certainly not want to miss that!
Tom Staar & Kryder have taken the emotional original and changed it up considerably and have made it into an Ibiza-styled big room jam. The incredible vocal performance of John Martin is wasted here, and as such it fails to capitalize on the success of the original. That said, the acid-infused melody and big room percussion, would make this a worthy track on it’s own. Ultimately, this would definitely be worth listening to without the DYWC lyrics.
Promise Land rounds out these three official remixes, and it’s probably my favorite. Again it’s going to be hard to come close to matching the original, but this electro remix is still worthy. With this remix, the word is balance. In using the vocals and pieces of the original, this remix balances what made much of the original so infectious, with the fresh power of a hard italo-electro bassline. Promise Land hails from Rome and their sounds shows it!
No word on official release, but when we do you will have it!
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