Listen to Afrojack’s take on Miley’s “Wrecking Ball,” and then jam out to Bastille’s “We Can’t Stop” remix.
Do we really NEED any more Miley Cyrus remixes? Probably not. But does that mean we should stop appreciating Bastille’s “We Can’t Stop” remix from earlier this year or Afrojack’s brand-new “Wrecking Ball” remix? Absolument non!
First, let’s talk about Afrojack’s recently surfaced “Wrecking Ball,” a classical-meets-dance track with a slow, dramatic build and orchestral instrumentation. But things don’t stay symphony-chic for long.
Eventually, the Dutch DJ cranks up the gritty, grimy synths and tacks on some distorted male gospel vocals singing Miley’s signature hook. We don’t even hear Miley’s voice till the track’s halfway over, but when she does chime in, Miley’s vocals ring out over a dirty dance track that’s probably already played in every late-night club in Ibiza.
Listen to Afrojack’s “Wrecking Ball” remix and Bastille’s “We Can’t Stop” remix after the jump.
Next up, let’s revisit alt-rock quartet (and one of our Favorite Breakthrough Bands of 2013) Bastille’s cover of Miley’s “We Can’t Stop.” Sure, this particular track might might have surfaced last fall, but it’s yet ANOTHER must-hear remix — and also kind of a mashup.
While Bastille infuses their alt-rock sensibilities all over Miley’s party hard pop gem, if you listen closely, you’ll hear hints of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” as well as Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart.” #MindBlowing! And we’re not the only ones who think so: According to Bastille themselves, their Miley remix/mashup is SO epic, they might retire from remixing pop songs altogether. Whatevs — at least you’re going out on a high note, lads!
+ Listen to Afrojack’s “Wrecking Ball” remix, check out Bastille’s “We Can’t Stop” remix, watch Bastille talk about turning Miley’s pop record into a “serious song,” then see Bastille perform their “We Can’t Stop” remix at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
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