Monday, March 19, 2012

Lana Del Rey: "Blue Jeans" [RAC Remix]

I'm not posting this to get in yet another stale argument about the legitimacy of Ms. Del Rey but it's a good gateway to discussion about how much more listenable mainstream dance pop would be if the production was this damn good. For those of us who are comfortable enough in our shoes not to feel like a stuck up elitist if we don't feel obligated to fill some quota of token mainstream coverage, it's because there's not enough of it out there that bothers to put together more than a couple of rudimentary beats, the melody usually getting sacrificed wholesale in favor of low bass punctuated with whatever mating call synth patch is currently all the rage with producers. RAC put together the whole package with this one, to the point where it really doesn't matter what you think of Lana Del Rey herself. But for those of you on the fence I avoided posting yet another sex kitten pose to frame the article... she's had so many damn official / unofficial remixes of this song I can't figure out which cover art goes with which single anyway.

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