Lana Del Rey – Brooklyn Baby (Straight Gatsby Remix)
New York City born Jack Henry and Los Angeles native Gianluc, known together as Straight Gatsby have released their latest remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Brooklyn Baby’. Available on their SoundCloud, this surprising remix will be looking to set the way for Straight Gatsby to continue their rapid ascension to the higher plains of the dance music world. Sharing a liking for the downtown dance scene, the LA based duo is known to mix unknown tracks with chart-topping hit singles, whilst also blending different genres and styles – making their live show a memorable experience that stands out from the norm. Having had their debut show at Belasco Theatre and later performing at the WTF its 2014 Music Festival alongside Krewella and Candyland, Straight Gatsby are already building a name for themselves as a prolific DJ unit. These two talented, up-and-coming DJs and producers are constantly working outside of the box, and their latest remix of ‘Brooklyn Baby’ is the proof of this love for something a little different.
Whilst keeping true to the mellow vocals in the original song and also holding some acoustical elements such as the piano to keep resemblance to the original, Straight Gatsby have provided a considerable energetic lift to the modern classic single. The remix offers a bigger sound and an added feel of openness – adding a huge energetic soundscape that turns the original into an authorised main room anthem. The exhilarating beat chosen by this talented duo gave an added layer of groove to the track, which reaches its peak with the colossal lead synth melody driven chorus. Straight Gatsby devise a series of vocal drops, which serve the purpose of bringing energy levels back down to let Lana Del Rey’s stunning voice cut through, whilst also serving to create anticipation for the rampant chorus. Straight Gatsby also offer a wide array of electronic effects that add spice to the remix, making it a club anthem that’s already picking up a solid hype. The increased bass levels in this production give it an increased EDM feel, adding to the euphoric atmosphere it already generates. Despite their young age, this talented production team has shown immense musical maturity, managing to create a remix which easily identifies with the original version, whilst giving it the necessary kick needed to be pumping club crowds around the world.
Straight Gatsby have impressively displayed their talent through this remix and once again are establishing themselves as a unique production partnership looking to set new boundaries and always step outside of the expected. Whilst still in their early stages, this duo is surely worth watching in 2015 as there is surely much more yet to come from such an exciting act.