It’s nice to have famous fans. French band, Phoenix has an admirer in legendary Canadian DJ A-Trak, who put his talent to use for a new remix of their song, “Trying To Be Cool.” The single is the latest off their fourth studio album, Bankrupt!, and takes the electronic treatment like it was meant to happen.
Phoenix’s original version features the combination of heavy-set guitar riffs and pop infused keys. A-Trak’s spin dampens lead singer’s Thomas Mars’ eclectic voice to smooth out the melody and let the building bassline really shine. A-Trak’s one of the world’s best at putting sounds together that make a song fit for the club or casual listening.
“I’ve been a fan of Phoenix since their first album,” he told Rolling Stone, “So I was really excited to take this one on. I also love remixing a song that has a memorable vocal. I try to make a new song out of it, but theirs was already great. Hopefully people enjoy mine too.”
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