We were the first blog to find Barretso a few months ago, and since then the Russ Chimes-y prodigy has been showing up all over the place. A dizzying array of originals and remixes have flooded the blogosphere, creating a nice little wave of hype for this Chilean. Naturally, we’ve been keeping a close ear on the guy, as his productions are that kind of heavy synth dance tunes that only a few on the planet seem to be making. (I’m talking breakneck, fast paced, big lead solo, 4tothefloor, bloghouse style stuff).
Anyway, of everything that he’s pushed out in the last couple months, the Redial remix of We Wont Stop is my favorite. It stays true to Barretso’s overall sound, but really amps the song up a lot from the original. Redial really takes this one and launches it into the heavens. Unlike some heavy songs that make me want to do some drugs and go nuts, this song just makes me feel like I’m on a mission to save the world… or maybe just a pretty girl (is there a difference?)
Like a flashing glimpse of something so beautiful you can hardly handle it, this song builds up just as your heart starts to beat faster and faster. By the bass drop, you’re ready to drop everything and go on a mission. This is my FAVORITE kind of heavy song, the kind that gives me the same kind of emotions that slow, melodic music will. This song is heavy, but DAMN if it isn’t EMOTIONAL. Thats a premise that a lot of the Binary Family has been built on. Sometimes you’re out, and a touch or a glance can send you into the kind of frenzy that this song just sounds like. Sometimes the smallest things become the biggest things in life. I love that.
A quick note: Barretso has GREAT vocals. This sets him apart from everyone else making music like this. I’m very curious to see if he can pull off a great album. His closest counterpart in this sense is perhaps DATA.
The rising buildup is the signature moment of the track. Its like the moment when you finally get the nerve, doing something you don’t think you can do… But before you know it, you’re there, looking at them right in the eyes. Adrenaline just coursing through your veins. The kind of adrenaline rush that keeps you up all night. The buildup is great because you just don’t really know whats about to come.
And, as you’d expect of Redial, the payoff is just that, a great payoff. Great song, even better remix.