StardonE is a producer who really got under our skin once we listened to his tracks (thankfully he kept em’ coming to our inbox). We first posted about him back in September and now we can’t get enough. StardonE, an electronic, disco specialist, is now with Oktokki Records alongside fellow South Korean artist Cassette Schwarzenegger. Take a listen to the StardonE remix of Them:Youth’s ‘Toothache’ and become a believer.
Them:Youth is a 4-piece indie, rock band from the good old UK. Mark, Ilan, Allan and Paul mix hard guitar rifts, fast punching drums, killer synths and smooth vocal stylings’ to make some really fun tracks deserving of a spot on the pre-game playlist. Check out their track ‘Fever Rising’ for some nice highs and lows.
I love that both the original and the remix of ‘Toothache’ don’t waste a second—the beat comes in hard from the start (maybe not right away for the original, but enough). StardonE’s bouncy, pop melody makes the vocals a bit more delectable. He slows the song down highlighting the lyrics “high on a heartbeat” and all I think about is that amazing, yet terrifying butterfly feeling you get in the pit of your stomach, usually from a certain someone. StardonE kept the cowbells throughout and added some sweet claps and of course the amazing, high trumpeting keys at 3:34.
When I watch the original video I can only think of one thing… Donnie Darko. If you have seen the movie you will know what I’m talking about and I’m kinda crazy about the video for just that reason.