Chicago’s DO312 is in the midst of hosting a Delta Spirit“California” remix competition– in anticipation of August’s annual Lollapalooza music festival–and tonight we’re giving you a first look at one of our favorite entries via So Cal-based producer HLM.
Delta Spirit doesn’t exactly scream good electronic remix material–no offense to their music– we just don’t envision ourselves punch dancing (or spinning excessively to lazer lights) to their brand of soul rock. Admittedly, we weren’t even quite sure what to expect when we saw that HLM had decided to give “California” a re-working–it’s a great song given, but how exactly do you craft it into something dance ready and keep listeners interested?
By using all of the song’s original stems (and re-arranging them carefully, kind of like an orchestra) HLM has got a stunning remix on his hands.
Part rock, part outerspace and all absolutely unique HLM’s take on “California” just might run away with the top prize. If you dig, make sure to go cast your vote (via the link we’ve posted below).