It’s Free Track Tuesday [#FTT] for fans of Finnish whiz kid Lenno, as the young producer drops his enigmatic take on Pharrell’s worldwide smash “Happy” on SoundCloud, just days after releasing “Symmetry” on Beatport. Lenno writes:
“I know this song has been remixed by everyone and their mother,” Lenno said, “but I still wanted to give it a try since the original is so genius and I had so many people asking me to do a remix.
“I took it to a completely different direction from the original’s minimalism and basically made it sound like a massive stadium funk track from the future. A friend of mine said it sounds like a Prince song produced by Rustie on acid, which I think is apt! I had a lot of fun making it, so I hope everyone likes it.”
Injecting the “Happy” remix with his trademark Nu-Disco synth sounds and peppering it with delicate electronic flurries, it’s halfway through the track that Lenno’s true ability for elevating an already-amazing single shines through, with the introduction of an epic, scorching guitar solo that blows the edit to a whole new level. The funk is still apparent in Lenno’s remix of “Happy” but it has an even more uplifting feel to it, if that was even possible.
Absolutely keep your eye on Lenno as this remix shows just how much potential the kid has to kill it in the dance world!
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