Porter Robinson and Madeon’s “Shelter” has easily served as one of the top songs of the year. As such, it’s received its fair share of bootleg remixes — over 50 by our count. Now, however, it’s received a new remix at the hands of the talented Mat Zo.
Many would consider Zo the perfect artist to take on the single. Not only has he previously remixed Porter — putting his spin on “Flicker” in July of 2015 — but his eclectic, pop-inflected sound purveyed on albums like Damage Control and Self Assemble makes him a natural stylistic fit for the job.
Zo’s remix was first unveiled a couple weeks back to a tremendous response, and fortunately, the final version lives up to the hype. Like any good remix, Zo’s rendition amplifies the best elements of the original, taking them into a new context — in this case, an anthemic synth-driven spin — without sacrificing the integrity of Porter and Madeon’s composition. Listen to it below: