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VARIEN DROPS SURPRISE FREE DOWNLOAD

After a year away from the limelight, US producer Varien is smashing his way back into the musical narrative with a brand new EP and this surprise free download, his dark, dystopian remix of The Chainsmokers’ latest single ‘This Feeling’.

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Evoking 80s electronica and Hans Zimmers’ Blade Runner score, Varien takes Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall’s light, breezy production and throws a sensational curveball, managing to keep the duo’s world-renowned sense of melody but completely shifting the undertones. The result is a driving, almost eerie rendition that turns the sun down and sinks the single into the nighttime.

I had this gut instinct to remix the track,” Varien said. “The Chainsmokers had followed me recently, so I dm’d them and offered to give them a darker edge to the track. They surprisingly hit me back almost instantly and let me have a go at it.

I took their Major key tonality, flipped it so that it revolves around the relative Minor key, and all these beautiful colors came to life. I felt that synthwave was a really good place to go, and I’m extremely proud of the result. I think my remix brings a new way of looking at the song; I believe it’s a much more emotional and deeper vibe, compared to the upbeat and cheerful vibe of the original.

With his EP ‘Death Asked A Question’ coming October 26th on Most Addictive, it’s fair to say the Florida-based artist is using his music to explore the deeper, less-illuminated psyche of dance music. With fans new and old flooding back to his socials post his 2017-ghosting, it seems Varien is once again striking a huge chord within the music community at large with his incredible, unique production.

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