A remix is always a tricky thing. Do too much to a song and the original spirit is gone. Do too little and then why not just listen to the original? Then there is always a stylistic question, does this record need a dubstep remix? A disco remix?

All this brings me too Way Yes's remix of Slothpop's Magenta. The remix was described to me as "Psychedelic Michael Jackson" song. Are you intrigued - because with that description I totally am. While it is not quite psych Mike, it is better than any Michael Jackson remix I have heard. The track has a nice funky, boogie style to it - a remix style that should be employed more. The synths provide a fun atmosphere and the chopped up vocals power the song.

The real star of the remix are the funky drums. Instead of the normal kick/bass drum sound, a more hollow springy styled drum is employed. The song is sounds like something Dam-Funk would make out of Animal Collective, only more pop-y than an actual remix of Animal Collective by Dam-Funk. The vocal sample functions as a disco ball, it reflects attention around the song and then back to the drums. The vocal sample never quite becomes clear, it conveys a feeling of Magenta - a neat trick. This is the sort of song that is perfect for a summer day - warm and breezy enough to make you move, without ever overwhelming or overheating you.