Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter (Pure 100% Remix)

Whoever this dude is, his SoundCloud name is probably the most extra thing I’ve seen in a while. But that’s fine because Pure 100%‘s remix of “Shelter”, whose original is signed by Porter Robinson & Madeon, is not shabby at all. In fact, it’s high-key amazing.

Most remixes have trouble filling in the tight spaces in between the lines of well-written text that make up the original “Shelter” track. So whoever was planning on making a remix of the track really better have stepped up their game in some way or another.

Pure 100% accomplishes the task of making a mind blowing remix of “Shelter” by showcasing his ability to smoothly transition between different styles of sound. Clocking in close to seven minutes long, the remix starts off with a wistful, dreamy piano opening; it seems almost cliche. But then the remix starts picking up speed with cutesy, twinkly synth plucks to serenade the original vocals from the actual track. It’s not long, however, before a buildup sends listeners off into a whole different planet of glitchy, future bass synths that add just the right dash of energy. And then… we get to this techno-y, kind of industrial bit that seems so out of place yet so appropriate. Around the five minute mark, Pure 100% takes listeners on a nostalgia-fueled trip down Dance Dance Revolution memory lane.

Over the raucous din of production floats the vocals of the original track, like a white cloud looking down over a bustling, diverse city of people with different music tastes. Check Pure 100%‘s remix below!

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