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Live Review: PREMIERE: 'Do What You Want' with this Skylar Spence remix of The Presets

14 December 2017 | 10:04 am | Emma Jones

Unless you've been under a rock in recent weeks, THE PRESETS made a glorious return to our airwaves last month with the monster hit, 'Do What You Want.' A guttural, thumping rave that strangely pays homage to Australian pub rock while being one of the most exciting dance songs to be released this year, The Presets heralded their return in spectacular style.

Since then, they've also shared some mind-bending visuals to further exemplify the frenetic nature of the track. You would be forgiven for needing a little breather after watching the official video. Now, not letting the year get away from them just yet, The Presets have shared a brand spankin' new remix courtesy of SKYLAR SPENCE - it truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Tension runs high in this Skylar Spence (fka ST. PEPSI) remix, turning it into a four-to-the-floor, club-ready anthem. Using Julian Hamilton's iconic vocals to pierce the wall of sound he's built bit by bit, Spence meticulously monitors the many layers going on in this remix, from the edited vocal loops to the thumping percussion, the laser synth jabs or the electrifying opening chords. Almost venturing into Daft Punk territory towards the end with a sugary vocoder, the track snakes its way through so many different parts, you'll feel as if you've travelled through a tunnel party, hearing different sounds as you pass through.

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Offering up slightly more chill than the original turbo-charged meltdown, Spence adds another dimension to The Presets and their new single here. The remix is one of two that are being released into the world this week, and with the duo hitting up a few more dates before the year winds down, we've got our sights firmly set on the future which we're hoping is filled with more anthems like this! The Presets are set to play The Warehouse Collective on December 16 in Sydney with Bag Raiders, Kilter, Nyxen and Lucy Cliché, and New Years at Beyond the Valley in Lardner Park VIC. Click HERE for all tickets.

'Do What You Want' is out now via EMI.

Image by Ben Sullivan

Words by Emma Jones