It’s a track that’s floated around the festival circuit since its release in February. “Where Are Ü Now,” produced by Skrillex and Diplo as Jack Ü, and featuring Justin Bieber, undoubtedly shot up to be one of the most popular dance songs of 2015, eventually landing in the Billboard Top 10. And let’s not forget that the music video won the trio an MTV Video Music Award for “Best Visual Effects.” Dozens of remixes exist, although it’s hard to pinpoint which one stands out from the rest.
Then there’s Indiginis, who have turned the track on its head. Hailing from Washington, D.C., the group’s musical style takes influence from Wave Racer, Giraffage, and The M Machine, creating an addicting marriage of hip-hop and synth-pop. Incorporating live instruments and foley recordings, as well as an unexpected sample from Dragon Ball Z, Indiginis regenerate the mood behind Jack Ü’s original song. “It’s a future-bass flip of the track, emphasizing on melodies and emotion,” the group says. Indeed, I imagine myself grooving to this remix on a Brooklyn rooftop, martini in hand, on one of the last days of summer. Free download is available.
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Last week, Indiginis premiered their debut, “Her Whispers.” More material has yet to be released, with heavy anticipation on our side. We’ll have this remix on repeat until then.