Beyoncé – Pretty Hurts (R3hab Remix)
R&B meets electronic music yet again at the hands of Dutch DJ R3hab as he takes on one of hip-hop’s biggest stars, Beyoncé. Taking one of her hit songs from this winter’s self titled surprise album release, R3hab breathes new energy into “Pretty Hurts.” He presents fans with uplifting edit of Queen B’s soothing ballad that’s a summer-time solution for dance music addicts. Fans of the song’s meaningful lyrics and Beyoncé’s tenacious vocal chords can rest easy, as these elements remain in the remix with an almost untouched energy. Though he cleverly preserves “Pretty Hurts” where the song deserves to be kept in tact, R3hab also develops a big room bassline and high pitched synths that nicely contrast Bey’s vocals. And of course, it wouldn’t be a true main stage remix if the Dutchman didn’t incorporate a huge drop of festival caliber.