It’s not often that I hate on songs, artists, or our other music critics/blogs, but I have to say that I was a little disappointed to find a couple new remixes of Circus floating around the net today.. When I listened to the original track off the album when it leaked I knew that it was going to be remixed like crazy – in fact I begged Mikey Digitz to remix it before I left for the Emirates for Christmas break.
Anyway, my disappointment comes not from the hype that other blogs have generated about this song.Â It doesn’t come from the awful, boring, flat beat either.Â The real disappointment is that it was done by Diplo, one of my favorite producers in electro right now.
Ok I lied, part of it was definitely the hype.Â Other blog writers are virtually blowing these tracks HARD.Â I mean come on.. PMA says “one of 2009’s great remixes”??? Pull your head out of your ass guy.. I would get fucking laughed at if I dropped this song at a nightclub.Â The high hats sound like something from a children’s show theme song, and the shitty bass synth line comes no where near the original track, let alone surpassing it as PMA describes.Â Honestly, reading back again about the track’s “phenomenal slowburner buildup” makes me wonder if they know a damn thing about electro.
Ok, in all seriousness now, I’m going to make a prediction.Â I don’t think this track can really be remixed.Â The hook is too damn good.Â The rest of the song is pretty weak, and will probably keep me from dropping it in a set, but if I find a good mashup that employs the chorus and samples some other jazzy beat for the lyrics, or better yet replaces the verse (a la Crooklyn Clan), then I’ll drop that.Â Hell, maybe I’ll do it..
What do you guys think?Â Am I totally off base here??[audio:Britney Spears – Circus (Diplo Circus Remix).mp3,Britney Spears – Circus (Diplo Alt Clown Remix).mp3]