The Chainsmokers enlist R3HAB for first official remix of ‘Closer’
After hitting the top of the Billboard Charts for two weeks in a row with “Closer,” The Chainsmokers have transitioned from dance crossover kings to full-fledged pop stars. With a month of traction behind their viral hit, Alex and Drew step forth to give the honor of the track’s first official remix to R3hab.
Once a titan of main stage anthems, R3hab has been recently excelling with a breezier style based on trap and tropical elements. For his flip of “Closer,” the Dutch outfit provides his own light chords for Drew and Halsey’s vocals to run atop until he swaps out the original’s future bass drop for a swinging combination of fluttering hi-hats and sunny vocal chops.