Virtual Riot dips into downtempo terrain with sad remix of Zedd’s classic track, ‘Clarity’
The amount of remixes of Zedd‘s seminal 2012 track, “Clarity,” could fill anthologies. Over six years later, one recent remixer has effectively breathed new life into the classic. In a surprise Christmas Day release, Virtual Riot put his very own touch on the track and it’s unlike anything fans have come to expect from the dubstep producer.
Dubbed a “Sad Virtual Riot Remix,” the track begins solemnly and gracefully with lo-fi textures and elegant strings. The entire track dips into downtempo territory with a beautiful gradual build throughout that culminates in a brief dubstep section at the end of the composition.
On his Soundcloud, Virtual Riot said, “I owe you guys a free download for Christmas so here is something I didn’t want to collect dust on my hard drive for all eternity.” Needless to say, fans are sure glad he didn’t.
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