DConstructed - Various Artists on LP
DConstructed is a collection of classic songs from the vast Disney music catalog that have been re-imagined by some of today’s most talented remix artists, including Mat Zo, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Trion, Japanese Popstars and Shy Kidx. The album is ingeniously executed and infectiously danceable and includes reimagined versions of songs from classic Disney movies as well as classic Disney parks music and more.
The blending of the orchestral world of Disney with the synthetic sounds of the electronic world brings out fresh flavors. The recognizable cries and roars of The Lion King's "Circle Of Life" mix headily with Mat Zo's growling basslines and razor-sharp synth stabs. Daft Punk's abbreviated "Derezzed" is freshened up with vocals courtesy of Negin and extended with Avicii's twinkling rhythms.
Similarly, the previously unreleased Japanese Popstars Remix of Daft Punk's "Fall" stretches out that track's inquisitive beats with layers of echo. The newly minted Oscar winner for Best Original Song "Let It Go," is transformed to a peak-of-the-night banger with Armin Van Buuren's tranced out take on Idina Menzel's sparkling vocals.
Says Van Buuren, "I feel incredibly honored to have remixed an Oscar-winning song—though I didn't know that yet when I started." "My first remix of Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy was so long ago, but it was a significant moment of recognition in my career," says Avicii. "It's great to be a part of it again, to refresh the track, and to let everyone hear Negin's voice."
DConstructed - Various Artists Track Listing:
1. Circle of Life (Mat Zo Remix) – Carmen Twillie & Lebo M. / The Lion King
2. Derezzed (So Amazing Mix) Remixed by Avicii featuring Negin / Daft Punk TRON: Legacy
3. Let It Go (Armin Van Buuren Remix) – Idina Menzel / Frozen
4. Once Upon a Dream" (Trion Remix) - Bill Shirley & Mary Costa / Sleeping Beauty
5. Fall (Japanese Popstars Remix) / Daft Punk TRON: Legacy
6. The Muppet Show Theme (Shy Kidx Remix) / The Muppets
7. Main Street Electrical Parade (Extended Mix) – Shinichi Osawa / Disneyland Park
8. Let It Go (Armin Van Buuren Remix) – Idina Menzel / Frozen