November 26, 2013

Mikky Ekko - Kids (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Recently another great submission made its way into the Straight Goods inbox ( from the Chainsmokers, who were able to break through the noise of the many promoters/artists we hear from, with some clever, clever writing from their flight from Seattle to NYC (excerpt below)...  

"We could go on but the guy in front just leaned back and now i am forced to type with dinosaur arms and can literally feel the carpaltunnel syndrome taking affect..." 

Alex and Drew from the Chainsmokers were kind enough to explain their approach to Mikky Ekko's Kids, which is a great track as an original, but i like what they did here. Hope you enjoy. 

"So, Mikky is an absurdly talented writer and vocalist, so when we had the chance to work on a track of his we were delighted because we feel he is this perfect blend of pop/mainstream and indie which is two qualities we hold more dear to us than anything.  Between his really unique voice and its styling which is something we care a lot about and and our style of producing we though we could create a really interesting remix that embodies our tastes... When we started producing the song we gravitated towards the more progressive sound, flush with big synths but wanted to pair it with a sweeping horn over the drop to give it this really grand almost orchestra feeling that gave it a unique feeling, almost cinematic in nature. In doing so it allowed us to maintain a high energy remix but maintain a unique undertone. In the end his rhythmic vocals along with the piano chords allows the tracks to cruise along effortlessly.”

They also signed off as "Kendell Jenners future boyfriends..."

It's always nice to see that the art of quality writing still has it's rewards.

Mikky Ekko - Kids (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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