London Grammar – Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)
Typically one to grace the internet with funky tunes along the lines of “EYE I EYE” or “CaliFuture,” Claude VonStroke‘s latest effort may have put listeners at a standstill as he diverges from his traditional Dirtybird style. Though London Grammar‘s “Strong” poses an unlikely candidate for VonStroke remixing duties, he brandishes his more elegant side in employing uplifting snaps and gentle percussives that elicit the senses. Stripping the song down to its core, Hannah Reid’s vocals make intermittent, guest starring appearances in an otherwise instrumentally based rendition. A higher BPM and sailing midlines furnish VonStroke’s touchup of the original, while the repetitive “I have a feeling deep down/you’re caught in the middle” serves as a reminder of London Grammar’s superior influence on electronic music.