Occasionally a great remix can salvage an underwhelming song, lifting it to previously unimagined heights. That’s the magic trick Chew Fu pulls off with Britney Spears‘ “Perfume”. The New York-based DJ has an impressive track record of completely reinventing tunes — see his kooky overhaul of Jay Z‘s “Tom Ford” for reference — but this could be his best effort yet.
Brit’s lukewarm ballad has been transformed into an irresistible dance-pop gem dripping in ’80s influences and attitude. Everything about this is a vast improvement. The pop legend’s vocal is given space to soar over the tinkling piano and perky synths (instead of being weighed down by inexplicably heavy production) and the chorus now packs a much harder punch. Britney gets her groove back after the jump.
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