Empire of the Sun – Alive (Zedd Remix) [Preview]
German wunderkind Zedd has been sitting pretty since the release of his chart-topping debut album Clarity, and who can blame him? Putting out ten tracks of that caliber must have felt like giving birth to decuplets, and the producer deserved to revel in his success with a post-partem break.
A listen to the preview of his forthcoming remix for Empire of the Sun is a swift reminder of exactly why it’s so good to have him back. No one strikes the delicate balance between lead synth noodling, stabby complextro and big room builds like the 23-year-old prodigy, and all are on display in this multifaceted remix. Zedd channels “Stars Come Out” on the high-octane electro introduction before building into Empire of the Sun’s pre-drop chorus. The lead synth line recalls Alesso a bit, but Zedd throws in enough trademark melodic flourishes to make it his own. Expect plenty of play for this remix on the summer festival circuit.