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Oh, Lorde: Slipknot’s Sid Wilson Remixes “Royals”

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Lorde vs Sid Wilson

While some of the remaining members of Slipknot are hard at work writing the band’s new album, others apparently have time on their hands — like turntablist Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, who recently created this HORRENDOUS remix of “Royals,” the breakthrough hit from seventeen-year-old New Zealander singer/songwriter Lorde. As is too-often the case the remixes, Wilson basically took the original song and added a bunch of unnecessary bells and whistles (I find the rave beats to be particularly irritating), doing away with the song’s elegant simplicity (which is, I assure you, a big part of the reason the track works in the first place). Maybe if I was rolling my balls off right now this wouldn’t sound so awful to me, but I doubt it; I really don’t think there’s any drug in the world which could make Wilson’s remix fly.

Of course, you’re free to disagree with me.

Fun fact: Lorde was about three when Slipknot’s self-titled debut was released. I wonder if she even knows who they are, or when/if she hears this she’ll just be massively, colossally confused?

[via The PRP]

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