The Chainsmokers undoubtedly owned 2015, with “Roses” asserting itself as one of the year’s biggest tracks. As with any release that’s penetrated the mainstream, “Roses” saw more than its fair share of remixes, receiving only a few worthy of a listen. And while some interpretations may have moments of brilliance, even fewer grip your attention and send you to another space. Lush & Simon’s remix does just that and more.
Taking the form of a softened progressive-tropical house hybrid, Lush & Simon absolutely nailed this mix in every sense. Supplemented by lofty synth progressions and drumline percussion, Rozes’ vocals are brought to the forefront of the mix and it sounds incredible. With thoughtful guitar chords and a jouncing keyboard melody to fill out the ambience, Lush & Simon have crafted a tune that’s arguably better than the original, let alone the best remix out there.
The duo has even made their “Roses” remix available for free download just in time to smooth your mind for the holidays. Have a listen to the magic above, and be sure to give Lush & Simon a follow on Soundcloud.