There has been something in the vocal styling’s of Florence Welch that has continued to inspire the ranks of EDM’s finest remixers. With a track record for chart-worthy cuts as strong as his impending reign as the master of the Fly Eye imprint, Scottish House enthusiast Calvin Harris turns his hand on the familiar ‘Spectrum’ for its a formal transition from the pop charts to the dance floor.
Treading respectfully over the immediately engaging top line that has shaped Welch as one of the UK’s finest vocal assets for a good decade, Harris breaths a firm yet melodically refined chunk of club-worthy charm into this undisputedly emotive anthem. While reminiscent of Avicii’s infamous mash-up alongside his David Guetta collaboration ‘Sunshine’, Harris breaths notable life into this official remix duty for genre and artist alike. Without bending to the ranks of grinding Electro House or peak time Progressive House, the subtle yet skilfully crafted backdrop shines an inherently positive light on Harris’s ability to balance the relationship between pop music and the dance floor with stimulating consistency.
The Calvin Harris remix will be released on July 9.
Words by Dan Carter
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