[TECHNO] ODESZA – ALL WE NEED (ft. Shy Girls) JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX
What happens when two techno veterans put their twist on new indietronica talent? In the case of John Digweed and Nick Muir‘s new remix of Odesza‘s “All We Need,” it’s a mesmerizing and groovy ride through tech-y space and molten vocals. It’s the equivalent of meeting a seductive stranger in a club and dancing all night; it starts with a mutual curiosity, both glancing anxiously amid flashing strobes to watch fellow patrons in various states of hedonistic rapture. It happens in a chance locking of eyes that lends way to a knowing nod, a flicker of a smile and the tilt of a drink in a demure cheers to the night.
“I was thinking you and I could
Skip the part where we small talk each other
Turn the beat up, turn it real loud”
There’s something so enigmatic about the one who stays in the shadows when the crowd is moving relentlessly, unskillfully, but all rejoicing in the beauty of sound nonetheless. They are often the best to watch when they choose their time to shine; it is only when they finally relinquish control to the quick pounding bass and the rhythm of feet to music that both of you find your beat. The act holds a rebellious quality that makes it completely enthralling.
“Take it to the limit babe
Don’t ask me to commit a thing
If no one gets hurt, what was it worth?”
Although indietronica has been been gaining a bigger share in the dance music world, mixing it with Digweed’s signature Bedrock sound could have produced an ugly duckling of a track. Instead, the fusion of the two genres forms a unique and compelling marriage. Their take on “All We Need” muffles the sultry vocals almost to the point of sounding like one is listening underwater, while the buildup is a steady uphill journey to deep, techno bliss.
I would personally lose my shit if I heard Digweed drop this in a live set. In the meantime, Digweed and Muir’s remix of “All We Need” will be released through Foreign Family Collective.