God bless the Grammy’s and congratulations to The Weeknd’s big win.
If you asked me in 2014 if Abel would ever even perform at the award ceremony, let win, I would have thought it couldn’t be possible. It’s not because he lacks talent, but more because he embodied tunes and lyrics that is less Taylor Swift and more sex appeal.
In honor of his new additions to his trophy collection, we compiled our favorite remixes (because we already reviewed Beauty Behind the Madness):
Drunk in Love (The Weeknd Remix)
This song gives me chills as you hear The Weeknd’s voice basically shatter your thoughts that only Beyonce could sing this tune. His high pitch mixed in with a collection of familiar bass and additional beats makes this version outstanding and preferred than the original. His lyrics speaks to your soul and you vibe of “models passed out in the shower.”
Martin Garrix’s remix of “Can’t Feel My Face”
People hate hard on Martin Garrix because of his mainstream vibe and one A-list song, but he shows that he has skills aside from composing “Animals” with the variety of beats mixed into an already upbeat song. This version is the kind you hear in a club and start dancing like this:
RL Grime’s remix of “The Hills”
When you hear this song, you immediately want to start clapping along with the talented RL Grime (he graced us with a set at Trillectro last summer). He repeats just enough sequences of The Weeknd’s voice in the chorus to compose a nice build up and lead to a drop.
Justice Skolnik’s remix of “Wicked Games”
This track embodies getting lost into thought with it’s array of sounds from water dripping to high pitch frequencies. Either way, Abel’s voice isn’t lost and actually correlates nicely with the addition of sounds.