To me, it feels like anything that Four Tet touches turns to gold; and with a show at Brixton (it was on October 16 and I’m still gutted I didn’t go) that sold out in just three minutes, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels like this.
When I first saw that he had remixed the Swedish producers’ new huge hit, ‘Opus’ I was a bit dubious. I don’t really tend to listen to Eric Prydz at all unless it’s ironically listening to Call On Me (I still hear Corned Beef every single time) and if you know me at all then you’ll know that I really don’t get on with any kind of EDM.
This remix sends shivers down my spine, makes all of the hairs on my arms rise and gives me goosebumps all over.
The song itself is pretty much five minutes of a very slow build up, but as the minutes pass the magic just prevails throughout the track until eventually you get this explosion of sound and the track shines to life. The original synths are kept in but everything is toned down so people can actually appreciate the beauty of the track rather than wait for the massive, unnecessary drop.
Four Tet has absolutely nailed this remix and has, once again, shown everyone that any track has the potential to be tear jerkingly beautiful, even if that means stripping back the whole thing to its bare necessities to prove it.