Alessia Cara
Here (Mickey Valen Remix)

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from NY-based producer Mickey Valen. Well, technically it’s only been two months since his last release, but in blogosphere time, that’s like two years. Regardless of how long he’s been M.I.A., he’s apparently been dialed in at the studio. One listen through this inventive, intriguiing, and dowright impressive remix will have you saying the same thing.

Known for his pop music prowess, Valen takes a different turn for his remix of the massively popular R&B tune from Alessia Cara. “Here” is flipped upside down, broken apart, and reconstructed with some stunning future bass elements.

The intro eludes to what Valen’s plans were, foreshadowing with some chopped vocal samples. From there though, he lets the original vibe shine through, focusing on the lyrics, piano melody, and the addition of some brass. At the :41 second mark, we’re welcomed into a beautifully arranged future breakdown, complete with soaring, massive synths. The song then switches back and forth effortless, leaving us wanting more from this up-and-coming producer.

Pick this tune up for free on Valen’s Soundcloud by clicking here.

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