Reeemix! @Röyksopp meets @ThePresets for “I Had This Thing”

ROYKSOPP, “I Had This Thing” (The Presets Remix)

It’s a fine thing indeed when a fun remix makes you revisit the original song.  In this case we have Grammy-nominated Norwegian duo Röyksopp from their album The Inevitable End with “I Had This Thing”, featuring vocal from Jamie from The Irrepressibles.  It’s a haunting, sad song, and like so many wonderful dance records, when the rhythm kicks in, the song really pulls you in.  In the original setting, I picture the singer looking out a rainy window while the rhythm gradually takes over.  In the driving 80s remix from Australia’s The Presets, visualize the singer standing in a sparse discotheque that slowly begins to fill with people as the relentless rhythm continues.  The Presets also adjust the vocal, making it seem a little remote, which actually brings out both the sadness (albeit to me under a bright disco ball) and sensuality.  So a disconnected Depeche Mode feel from The Presets through Röyksopp works beautifully, if you follow me 😉  “I Had This Thing” is soon to be a new favourite, I do think so!

 

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