Iggy Azalea ‘Fancy’ (Motez Edit)
On the one hand, you have Australia’s most successful rapper, IGGY AZALEA, telling us about her new fancy life in her Billboard hit ‘Fancy’.
On the other hand, you have one of Australia’s most exciting producers MOTEZ. To say MOTEZ is still an up-and-comer would be ridiculous because after all of the great tracks he has produced, he has well and truly made his mark on the Australian electronic scene.
Although MOTEZ may not be as popular as IGGY overseas, here in Aus he has become one of the most sought-after DJs and after landing a spot in the extensive Splendour In The Grass line up, MOTEZ has remixed IGGY‘s latest hit ‘Fancy’ to bring the track down into the deep, dark club scene.
‘Fancy’ is originally quite a laid-back track. With a heavy bass thumping throughout it, there aren’t too many other elements involved and so the bass, and IGGY‘s swift lyrics, stand out boldly. CHARLI XCX provides a high-pitched vocal track for the chorus where she frankly states “I’m so fancy, you already know,” and of course the girls together create a dominating track that although minimal, still shows IGGY AZALEA‘s raw power.
Now with MOTEZ behind the helm, ‘Fancy’ has a whole new look. The bass isn’t as rock-solid as it was in the original however, house synths fly out left right and centre and provide a fantastic melody that thumps and chops it’s way through the newly distorted vocals in the first verse. The beginning of the remix has the deeper vocals leading brooding synths that shimmer until the chorus erupts. Horns, thumping bass and drooping synths carry the vocal-less chorus until IGGY returns, this time with her original vocal mix. the track explodes again and we’re left jaw dropped at the excellent structure and array of house elements that have transformed ‘Fancy’ into an astounding club track.
MOTEZ will be performing at Splendour In this Grass this July alongside fellow Sweat It Out! signings RUFUS and INDIAN SUMMER. Get ready for a fantastic show because with music like this, the entire crowd will be dancing until they can’t feel their feet.
Words by Lauren Payne