It's impossible not to be at least a little bit smitten with electro-pop outfit Miike Snow. Not only is the group composed of famed production team Bloodshy & Avant and silky-toned vocalist Andrew Wyatt, but they're also from Sweden (birthplace of all amazing pop music). They turn out the kind of effortlessly infectious, vaguely psychedelic pop that gets stuck in our heads in the best way possible. Their latest single, "Paddling Out," from their sophomore album, Happy To You, demonstrates the sophisticated trajectory of the group's sound, and we've got the premiere of a remix from Grammy-nominated producer Wolfgang Gartner, in case for some bizarre reason you needed proof.
Listen to Miike Snow's "Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)" after the jump.
The remix layers the original track's syncopated pianos over a pummeling house track, adding in hand claps (the most necessary element in any dance anthem, obvs) and grimy synths that complement Wyatt's haunting vocals perfectly. His cry of "You say it isn't that hard/Paddling out, paddling out" sounds even eerier on this aggressive, uptempo remix.
Trading the ambient swirls of the album version for a more propulsive listening experience, Wolfgang Gartner turns "Paddling Out" into a muscular progressive house jam that sounds like it was tailor-made for the sweatiest, bangin'-est nightclub in Stockholm. Somebody grab our "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" vengeance jacket -- it's time to hit the streets of Svenska.