When it comes to remixes of songs that are already perfect as is, I tend to channel RuPaul as she casts a steely gaze before saying, “Don’t F*ck it Up.”
The song: “Gold,” the second single from Neon Hitch — co-written by freshly minted SNL MVP Bruno Mars.
The remix: The Disco Fries (Nick Ditri and Danny Danger) f*ck up Ms. Hitch’s track in all the right ways, taking it from the clubs to the stadiums with a monster-sized upgrade. Once the bass drops and the seizure synths kick in, you can picture a 100,000 thrashing glow sticks turning the Electronic Daisy Carnival into a giant mud pit. By the time Tyga gets to the podium at the very end, it feels like he’s addressing a Red Bull-addled Middle Earth army right before a dance off to the death.
Neon Hitch is starting to make her London gypsy parents-bestowed birth moniker a household name around the world. Born homeless and raised in a traveling bus, her life’s story has likely inspired a few album’s worth of songs. To get her start, she assisted Gym Class Heroes on their global hit “Ass Back Down” and co-wrote an early promo single “Get Over U” with Sia. British rapper Mike Skinner (aka The Streets) signed her to his label before it went belly up. She’s signed to Warner Brothers now, with hit maker Benny Blanco at the wheels of her new songs. Her official first single, F*ck U Betta (hereby completing this post’s f-bomb trilogy), reached the top of the US Dance Charts. Hitch’s debut album, Beg, Borrow and Steal is scheduled for release in 2013.
The POPDOSE free download of this remix is available for the next 24 hours. If you miss it, catch the stream below and collect all the official remixes on Gold: The Remixes EP when it drops later this month.