Skrillex remixing Levels by Avicii? It just had to happen! The original version of Levels has taken the world by storm and even sent Tim Berg up to position #6 on the DJMag poll, as well as landing him a #1 spot on our Top House Tracks of 2011. The anthem also became the name of Avicii’s podcast, which got over a million downloads when it debuted and became the number one music podcast on iTunes! He looks to cap off his epic year with an incredible New Year’s Eve Party at Pier 94 in New York City.
The Swede couldn’t have chosen a bigger dubstep artist than Skrillex to live up to the hype of the original. Both these artists are perfect for each other, being the kings of cheerful melody in their respective realms. I do have one question about the Skrillex version–it really seemed like the second drop was going to explode into drumstep but instead it slowed tempo into into four-to-the-floor house beats; did anyone else feel this way? Overall though, Skrillex was the definitely right man for the job of introducing wobbles to the year’s most catchy tune.
Also invited to the table is another rapidly rising Swedish duo named Cazzette. If you’re not familiar with them yet, they specialize in making “electrostep” or “dub house” remixes of hit tunes by David Guetta, Adele, and the Swedish House Mafia. Their NYC Mode Mix fits with their familiar style and is perfect for the house DJ that enjoys a nice dubstep wobble in their breakdowns. If you’re craving even more Levels, be sure to also check out this remix by Clockwork, Jacob van Hage’s mashup, and of course the original.