Alesso picks back up on self-remix duties with electric ‘Chasing Stars’ recast
Alesso‘s self-remixes can never be taken for granted. The practice—which first formed on Alesso and Deniz Koyu’s shared “I Wanna Know” revision in 2016—has now been reinstated out of the blue for the first time since the Swede paired up with ESH to take on his Liam Payne-assisted chart-topper, “Midnight.” This time around, the PROGRESSO VOL. 2 creator has assumed self-imposed remix responsibilities to provide “Chasing Stars“—his crossover appearance beside Marshmello and James Bay—with a craved house remastering.
Alesso’s adaptations of his own originals have historically served as an outlet for him to tailor his more lighthearted-leaning music toward a more kinetic avenue of house, with that pattern upholding once more for “Chasing Stars.” Awarded the title of VIP mix, Alesso’s “Chasing Stars” recast sees him hold onto James Bay’s vocal magic from the original, driving the production towards the same nostalgically induced, charged-up sonics that he warmly welcomed through his prior pair of mixtapes and throughout his Together Again stint in Los Angeles. With Alesso’s newest remix treatment satiating our release appetite for the foreseeable future, the chase for his next original may not be too far off in the distance, with a recent hint being given towards the two-year holding period of “Somebody Like You” finally coming to a close “soon.”
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