Every once in a while, a song comes along that taps into some hidden feeling inside all of us — and if it’s got a dope beat, all the better.
Lil Uzi Vert‘s “XO TOUR Llif3” is that song for right now. You love it from the very first moment. It lures you in with that clunky intro, like pressing stop and play on a cassette tape over and over. Then it hits you in the feels with that already-dead chorus. Then it bangs into your heart with bass that’ll rattle the change in your car.
It appeals to the middle school goth in all of us. It’s the “One Step Closer” of 2017, but it’s also a mumble-trap anthem. It’s full of itself and it’s horribly sad, which is a more honest representation of modern life than most. Maybe that’s why we all love it so much, and maybe that’s why everyone and their mom has made a remix of the Lil Uzi Vert hit. We waded through the muck to pull these best remixes out for you and your sets.
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3” (Jauz Remix)
Jauz just dropped this freebie that takes the Lil Uzi Vert fave and pumps it up with seven CCs of hyperactive technocolor bleep-bloops. Synths screech like horns before falling back into the familiar beat. It leaves your head reeling like you just spun around in circles at high speed only to fall down dizzy.
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3” (Brasstracks Remix)
This is the jazz-trap cover of your band-geek dreams. These horns are going to blow your top off, and that slinky beat is going to make your bed rock. Put this on when you need to get hype bae in the mood. Brasstracks did a damn brilliant job transcribing the vocal track.
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3” (DJ Mustard Remix)
DJ Mustard is a living legend, and for his take, he puts his best dance foot forward. This is how the hip-hop producer does future bass, and it’s pretty massive. The dark spirit of the original remains intact, but the hook is a lot meaner, and the second time around is just fire.
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3” (Y2K Remix)
You know what sad people like? Dramatics. Y2K put some strings and piano on that beat to heighten the experience. Then he brings the cute vibes, because Lil Uzi Vert likes to keep things cute. Still, his guitar gently weeps.
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3” (Josh Pan and Medasin Remix)
This is the funniest thing you’ll listen to all day. It’s like, “What if Mr. Rogers recorded the intro to ‘XO TOUR Llif3?'” It would be fabulous, obviously. Then we get a little piano and it’s like, what if Sade sang “XO TOUR Llif3?” This is the lounge cover you need for rainy afternoons spent crying into a beanbag chair. Stretch your whole body out for this lament
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR LIF3” (Facade & WVLF Remix)
Would you like a dance-trap remix featuring SNES noises and a massive future bass drop? This is the playful, heavy, glitched-out take for you. Put this one on when all your friends are dead, and you’ve still got to clear the final boss.
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR LIF3” (Akalex & Grizzy Remix)
Stop the list. This is the end. All I ever needed was a Jersey Club edit, and now I have what my body craves. This might be the most satisfying hook you’ll hear all day. Put this on when you need the boost to get through the last mile, the last hour, the last task, whatever. This is the pump up, for sure.