I listened to an endless amount of remixes of this song, and they all more or less raped the BPM, creating an EDM track in overdrive. So when I came across Remii’s, I was pleasantly surprised.
I’m sure many people want a Top 40 club banger, but sometimes you have to lounge in Ibiza after dancing all night long. I appreciated how this mix respected the mood and tension of the original, leaving Rihanna’s voice to provide the energy.
Remii’s take is unsurprising when you notice he quotes Cocteau on his SoundCloud, saying, “Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.”