Remixing classic choons can be kind of like trying to shoot fish in a barrel — sometimes you nail the suckers but a majority of the time you just puncture the barrel, letting all the water out ultimately killing all the fish (or song..) in the process.
That being said, we were a little skeptical when we opened our inbox to a new remix of Seals & Crofts amazing, feel good classic “Summer Breeze” via Kansas City-based DJ/producer duo Barbaric Merits.
Well, we got up the courage to press play, and the resulting listening experience is (drum roll please…) straight up fantastic! I’m sure some of you will disagree, but don’t pass judgment until you hear the track for yourself.
It’s obvious that these guys respect the original, and just wanted to add a dance floor vibe to really get a crowd moving. Plenty of bass, some additional vocal samples and some really nice builds and sweeps all combine forces for ridiculously cool re-interpretation.