Tuesday mornings can be tough, so we’ve got a little electronic pick-me-up headed your way — a heroic remix of Alesso and Tove Lo’s “Heroes (We Could Be),” courtesy of DJ/producer Grandtheft. The dramatic reworking is premiering exclusively right here:
“Tove Lo has an amazing voice… Her melody and lyrics on ‘Heroes’ were a cool starting point for me on the remix,” the Canadian artist tells Billboard. “I set out to maintain the massiveness of Alesso’s original but used filtered analog synth chords and off-kilter rap drums to color a different emotion. It’s been a vibey addition to my DJ sets this past week! Excited for people to hear this one.”
Recently, those DJ sets have included a spot on Diplo’s Mad Decent Boat Party, where the vibier version must have helped poolside cruisers enjoy their cocktails a little more. Looks like he had a good ol’ time:
NONSTOP VIBES at #maddecentboatparty ..slept 12 hrs total in 4 nights lol Flying home in a world of hurt
— ????Ð??€ƒ? (@grandtheft) November 16, 2014
The Grandtheft version adds a little more electronic throb on the verses and lets those analog synth chords go wild in the buildups, and then drive the chorus home.
Alesso’s original version currently sits at No. 64 in its sixth week on the Billboard Hot 100 — its highest position yet. He’s currently working on completing his debut album for Def Jam Recordings.