While I’ve waxed poetic on his supreme remixing talents before, I think it’s safe to say that, this time, James Egbert has been a naughty, naughty boy. Remember Naughty Boy’s massive 2013 hit, La La La? 238 million people on YouTube sure do. Well, the Denver complextro wizard has jumped on official remix duties, and he’ll have you hopping around the second the beat drops.
Supported by the likes of Zedd and Excision, Egbert’s remix is a textbook example of why I consider him one of the brightest young talents in the game. Crisp, clean, and highly euphoric, he delivers a relentless euphony of melodic, space-age synths overtop the timeless vocals of Sam Smith. His ability to transform well-known originals into his own devastating remixes has him poised for breakout success in 2014. No official release date on the remix, but we’ll keep you posted.