By Devin Duckworth | April 9th, 2012
Widely known as Troy from the NBC hit show Community, Donald Glover is a real renaissance man when it comes to morphing himself to fit his many personas. Under his music moniker, Childish Gambino, Glover infinitely amuses us with his shrewd quips and pop-culture references — and with his latest album Camp still fresh in our iTunes libraries, it seems only necessary that I share a little hidden gem that was just released in early January.
This version of “Heartbeat” is not what you would expect in the slightest. As ArjanWrites.com described it:
“Ashworth took that sentiment and upped the dancefloor sensibilities of the song with a pulsing new electro groove, sparkly sounds effects and Balearic-styled, euphoric synth chords that are pretty darn epic.”
The crunch in Gambino’s angry lyrics still packs a punch even though it’s unexpectedly paired with a progressive house sound.
Ashworth’s remix is included on a remix package of Childish Gambino’s “Heartbeat” that is available on iTunes, and also includes remakes by Oliver, Treasure Fingers, Michael Brun, Tommie Sunshine, Little Dragon, Religion and Peter Wade.