LISTEN: Dillon Francis ‘Without You’ ft. T.E.E.D (Hayden James Version)
What happens when you put together one of the biggest names in electronic music right now (DILLON FRANCIS) with one of Australia’s hottest emerging artists / heartthrobs?
You get one helluva remix, or ‘version’ as Mr. JAMES puts it. Yes, HAYDEN JAMES is back again, this time bringing us a re-imagining of ‘Without You’ – an electro house track by DILLON FRANCIS ft. TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS on vocals.
The remix is a fresh take on the original tune. HAYDEN JAMES takes the trance-like house riffs from the track and melts them down into a downtempo, wonky and soulful beat. What more could we have asked for? HAYDEN JAMES‘ staple chilled out vibes shine through, but at the same time he let’s the original’s energy remain intact.
T.E.E.D’s vocals are chopped, screwed and pitched into minimalistic patterns all throughout the remix whilst stretchy synth stabs pulse throughout the staggered beat. I dare you to try and refrain from bopping your head back and forth whilst listening to this – it’s simply impossible.
Words by Nick Luke