After six years, we need Flume’s remix of Lorde’s Tennis Court on streaming services
We see you, unexpected Flume remix of Eiffel 65’s Blue, but let’s not forgot the remixes that paved the way.
If you’ve been online this morning, chances are you’ve seen Flume blue himself. Around two months ago, Flume posted an Instagram that had him blasting a remix of Eiffel 65’s infamous Blue song (yes, the “I'm blue da ba dee da ba daa” song), while coated in blue paint. It was a very Tobias Funke-esque moment that had many questioning whether: 1) it was a legit remix on the way and 2) whether Flume had finally joined the Blue Man Group.
As it turns out, the remix eventually did get finished and it’s just been made available on streaming services today, some two months following the initial tease. It’s everything you could’ve dreamed of - a Hottest 100 winning remix in the making - that sees the old classic modernised and switched up with that signature Flume glitch, all in a bit of fun that keeps us going.
However, let’s get serious for a moment. How can we enjoy this new remix of Flume’s when the best one he’s done - the infamous flip of Lorde’s Tennis Court - won’t randomly come on when you shuffle your Spotify / Apple Music playlists, on the basis of it not being available on streaming? How is it that after six years of being thumped at every house party / club night there is on the planet, it won’t be able to come on at a house party, without having someone awkwardly load up YouTube and sit through an advert or two for it to happen? How is it that one of the best electronic songs ever created, is absent from the millions of playlists that think they feature the best electronic songs ever?
It’s a national travesty that’s no doubt tied up to label deals and songwriting/production rights, but a national travesty nonetheless. In many ways, Flume’s Tennis Court remix was crucial in the Australian producer’s international rise - and, to a degree, Lorde’s rise too - and the fact that it’s not officially available on Spotify is a near-war crime worthy of the Governer General’s attention.
Seriously though, imagine hearing that infamous horse noise - THE horse noise that defined electronic music - on Spotify? Flume, you’ve given us what the people want - a remix of Eiffel 65’s Blue. Now, give us what the people NEED.
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