Oct 31, 2014
Grandtheft, Valentino Khan, Zomboy Re-Envision ‘When We Were Young’
Dillon Francis, Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Chain Gang of 1974 - When We Were Young (Grandtheft Remix)
Dillon Francis, Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Chain Gang of 1974 - When We Were Young (Valentino Khan Remix)

With his long-awaited Money Sucks Friends Rule album still playing through the ears and heads of his many fans, bassy new remixes of Dillon FrancisWhen We Were Young offer three different takes, each with energy matched only by its original creator.

Grandtheft‘s (pictured) official remix is a luminous trap take with hints of tropical and reggae from its marimba lead and the occasional hand-drumming all built on a big, round-edged bassline. Unpredictable for the greater part of the track, he even wraps things up with a little guitar solo, cause why not?

Valentino Khan picks up the pace and adds gorgeous pluck lines to his driving, compression-heavy trap remix that opens up between wild bouts in the bass jungle into beautiful, spacious valleys full of stars–another fantastic setting for Chain Gang’s vocals.

Zomboy‘s dubstep remix (below via UKF) is heavy-handed, yet light on its feet thanks to quick, punchy percussion and bright tones that balance out his typical growls and thunderous bass.

Official releases for the Zomboy and Grandtheft remixes are still TBA, but pick up Khan’s version here for free.

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