ASTR – Operate (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Prolific is an understatement for the New York DJ and producer duo, The Chainsmokers. Showing no signing of slowing up on the remixes, this time around the duo give the treatment to ASTR track, “Operate”.
Their previous remixes include reworkings of Jonsi, Two Door Cinema Club and Little Daylight tracks, which shot to #1, #2 and #4 on HypeMachine respectively. Similarly their brilliant remix of Daughter’s “Medicine” (read our review) back in April also soared to the top of the charts. In fact, the duo’s previous 3 remixes have all hit the #1 spot.
Their latest remix boasts another sleek, punchy and irresistible production. It’s like The Chainsmokers are rifling through your favourite records; once again the lads come up trumps with another solid commercial-house remix.
Where other remixes have been more elaborate in terms of arrangement, this time The Chainsmokers allow the melody and arrangement of the ASTR original to breathe, tastefully adding some tasty house production techniques and molding the track into a dancefloor filler.
As to how the remix came together, The Chainsmokers explain in their press release “ASTR shot us the stems and the song came together really fast. With amazing vocals and instrumentation like in the original, this song was sorta true to the expression dont try to teach an old dog new tricks…. the song was already so full, so we weren’t trying to revolutionize it, even stripped of its instrumental it had class, it was really just a matter of finding sounds that were simple. We see our remixes as always being these colorful emotional experiences and this whole song is this dark plush sponge of red, and once we found our sounds, within an hour the melody was set, and it was just a question of pouring sand into a bottle of rocks”.
The Chainsmokers are currently offering the track as free download via The Chainsmokers Soundcloud.
Listen to “Operate (The Chainsmokers Remix)” below: