When music is truly expressive, it can be arresting. Hooks are great for the dance floor, but those seeking meaningful emotional connections have to dive a little deeper into the mess and the beauty.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a composer and producer who wears the artist’s crown with confident pride. Her fourth album, The Kid, is an expansive adventure of sounds and feelings. It swirls and shines through noises both natural and otherworldly to transport you into some wonderful world of her conjuring, but you’re not alone in it. Four Tet got sucked in, too.
The English electronic musician is a fiercely-emotive artist himself. He took to Smith’s single “I Will Make Room For You” as if it were his own, bolstering the head-swimming tracks with a solid dose of four on the floor and turning the light down to cozy lounge levels. The strings and vocals spin around like colors in a kaleidoscope. It’s an eight minute journey through international influences and mind-numbing moods. It’s the sort of remix you can get lost in for hours.
You know Four Tet did a fantastic job, because even if you’ve never heard Smith’s masterful work before, his rework of “I Will Make Room For You” will have you ready to jump right into her deep end. Explore the far reaches of Four Tet’s psychedelic take below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.