Tiësto remixes Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’Sam Smith Remi

Tiësto remixes Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’

His remix for John Legend earned him a Grammy, so what happens when Tiësto tops that with work for Sam Smith?

Where Tijs took a more standard, big-room route on his rendition of “All Of Me,” he takes a more mellow route on following up the world-class singer. Handling the delicate vocals of Sam Smith, it only makes sense to steer away from stage-ready dynamics and play into his softened, savory aesthetic.

For his version of “Lay Me Down,” Tiësto does just that, with his discerning ear as a remixer recognizing the voids of the original record with respect to its emphatic qualities. Prior to this take, Smith’s single had been remixed by Flume with a similar — but more boisterous — approach. Back to the drawing board, Tiësto renders “Lay Me Down” with such required minimalism and manages to make the foreign style recognizable as his own.


Hear Flume’s version of “Lay Me Down”

Listen to Tiësto’s remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me” that won him a Grammy

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