Four Tet is a leftfield electronic-music institution, but he’s somehow never met a gigantic, sweeping pop hit that he didn’t feel like remixing. In the past couple of months, he’s reworked pieces of pop-radio bait from Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey, and now he’s given the same treatment to “Chandelier,” the latest single from the big-money Australian song doctor Sia. The original track is big, streamlined, unashamed dance-pop, and it’s already charted in a bunch of countries around the world. (#1 in Israel!) Four Tet’s innovation is to take that original track and attach a big, galumphing breakbeat to it, one that staggers the song but somehow leaves it sounding more grand. Listen.
Sia’s album 1000 Forms Of Fear is out 7/8 on RCA/Monkey Puzzle.