Madeon – Finale (Dillon Francis Remix)

Posted by on August 20, 2012

I’ll get the bad out of the way first: this remix is pretty underwhelming, as I think it was basically fated to be from the outset. While I do kind of wish that the original was twice as long, it is such an exhilarating force of a song with such a complex and distinctive chord progression that I never really thought it could be improved upon. Bottom line? Dillon Francis may have just been faced with an impossible task here. To his credit, he brings his trademark sound to Madeon’s handiwork with verve, dropping the tempo down to 112 bpm and brightening the drops with those recognizable high synths. It’s not better, but it’s different in an interesting way, and if the original weren’t so amazing it would be an objectively excellent remix. But sadly it’s the original that I’ll be blasting in the car on my way to work tomorrow. I’ll reserve final judgment until I hear it live — I think that the “unpredictable” factor has the potential to surprise and ultimately wind up a crowd in a a big way.

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