Listen to Decadon take on a John Mayer classic in new ‘Slow Dancing In A Burning Room’ remix
“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” has remained a fan favorite of John Mayer’s catalogue since the song’s release on Mayer’s 2006 album, Continuum.
The track’s appearance on Continuum, a production that would garner two Grammy awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year in 2007, renders “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” a formidable feat for any would-be remixer, but Decadon asserts his ability to deftly execute a rework of the breakup ballad in his take on the Mayer staple.
Decadon preserves the blues-inspired guitar base signature of the song, leaving Mayer’s vocal — lucid in its melancholy — untouched. The Denver-based producer’s tastefully made alterations include the layering of low-toned synths, which gracefully guide the already downtempo tune further downward, and unimposing percussive embellishments that expand the effect of Mayer’s moody guitar riffs. Decadon’s interpretation of the Mayer classic emerges as a mellifluous offering that maintains the sanctity of the time honored original, while including elements of Decadon’s own style.