Back in 2012, Ke$sha dropped one of the most iconic Pop hits of the decade with “Die Young”. While many people saw the track a flawless anthemic mix, Swedish producer Felix Stenmark saw room for potential. While the prelude may leave you under the impression that he contorted the soundscape to squeeze more ambience out of Die Young, when you get to the bridge Die Young evolves into an ingeniously clever Deep House mix.
The up and coming artist used the structure of the original to weave around layers of hard, bassy, house which switched between ominous and euphoric tonalities. While the original may have been a little too happy for existentialists to really appreciate the beat, you can certainly share in the nihilism with this mix.
You can check out Felix Stenmark’s unique reinvention of Die Young for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast