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Live Review: Tame Impala 'Let It Happen‘ (Soulwax Remix)

10 September 2015 | 12:00 pm | Caitlin Medcalf

SOULWAX has delivered a huge, funky remix of Tame Impala's psych odyssey, 'Let It Happen'.

TAME IMPALA have written possibly the tune of the year, if not my lifetime. I’m bold enough to say it, and dare I say, the track speaks for itself. It’s almost eight minutes of psychedelic bliss, made up of some incredibly crafty instrumentals unlike anything we’ve heard from the Perth group before.

Cut to September, ‘Currents’ has been out for a few months, and ‘Let It Happen’ will no doubt still be in the forefront of our minds for years to come. With this in mind, it’d be pretty accurate to say that this one’s almost untouchable. However, SOULWAX has just picked things up, and somehow taken this one up a notch.

What stands out most for me, is how spot on this remix is. Elements of Tame Impala’s original track are so blatantly there, yet Soulwax has given it such a funky spin. But then again, did you expect anything less from them?

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The vocals are clear as day, the percussion still exists in the huge soundscape, and yet, there’s so much more to this one. Layers upon layers of dreamy psych-funk lay dormant in this one, and it’s the elemental progression of genres that makes this one eventuate into this 9 minute odyssey Soulwax has made.

It HAS been bumped up to nine minutes, and if anything, this one is somehow more dancefloor friendly. There’s a real driving beat there (thx cowbell), and it only works harder to further heighten this sonic masterpiece.

Soulwax took on possibly one of the hardest tracks to remake, and if anything, it’s one of the most accurate and astounding mixes I’ve heard in such a long time.

Photo Credit: Rob Walbers