Manchester house maestro Star Slinger is here to remind us that summer ain’t over just yet with his sunny new remix of Duke Dumont’s stellar tune Won’t Look Back. LessThan3 has the exclusive premiere.
Dumont’s original mix strikes a careful balance between radio-ready hooks and club-friendly grooves while simultaneously juxtaposing light and dark elements for a track that’s equally suited to the daytime pool party and the after-hours rave. For his part, Star Slinger drops the deep, rubbery bassline and adds a citrusy Balearic twist via bright new melodic elements and syncopated chords. Those larger-than-life diva vocals are still in place–as they should be–but Star Slinger’s take is far more likely to leave you with a sunburn than a fuzzy recollection of what you got into the night before. Embrace the sunshine while it lasts.
Duke Dumont’s Won’t Look Back single, along with Star Slinger’s remix, is out Aug. 24 via the Duke’s Blasé Boys Club imprint. Pre-order here. Do yourself a favor and check out the ridiculous music video for the original mix below: