PREMIERE: Throw your hands up with this euphoric Goodchild remix of Elle Músa’s ‘Mango Pops’
Following on from the release of one of this year’s most feel-good songs, ‘Mango Pops’, Elle Músa is back for more with the release of a very special remix of her single. Tapping Goodchild, aka Lewis Stephenson (The Belligerents), for the rework, he takes the single away from the warm afternoon breeze and straight to the dancefloor with his Madchester-tinged edit.
Clocking in at over six minutes, this remix is a slow burn that is jam-packed with so much goodness. From a strutting bassline to euphoric synths, the most uplifting vocal loop, shuffling beats and so many drops you’ll find yourself falling head over heels for it again and again, this remix is about as good as it gets. Managing to still keep that escapist bliss of Músa‘s original, but completely reimagining it, Goodchild at once pays tribute to the original while giving it an entirely new life.
Of the Goodchild remix, Músa said, “I was lucky enough to ask my very talented friend Lewis to do a mix for Mango Pops. As soon as 18 seconds hits, Goodchild’s mix takes me to a psychedelic dreamscape and makes me not want to leave. I love the sounds he has added to the song, giving it this Indian summer heatwave vibe. The use of space and the funky bass really makes me want to dance all night long. When 4:44 hits (a lucky number meaning you’re on the right path) I feel a sense of euphoria hit me! Exactly what I want from a dance song.”
Warning: This remix will elicit some bittersweet feelings of missing packed dance floors and throwing your hands up with friends and strangers alike. Dive in below:
‘Mango Pops’ (Goodchild Remix) is out September 10th via We Are Golden. Pre-save here.
Words by Emma Jones