Danger drops remix of ‘Blinding Lights’ feat. Lil Brain
With the release of his latest hit record After Hours, it seems like The Weeknd has made his mark on the Synthwave scene. Forums across the blogosphere have been bustling with the sounds of fresh producers sharing their synthwave remixes of Weeknd singles, with a few
With the release of his latest hit record After Hours, it seems like The Weeknd has made his mark on the Synthwave scene. Forums across the blogosphere have been bustling with the sounds of fresh producers sharing their synthwave remixes of Weeknd singles, with a few numbers actually giving the After Hours : Deluxe Edition remixes a run for their money. Tonight, these producers are joined by retrowave heavyweight and forefather Danger, who decided to join in on the fun with a beefed-up, epic re-imagining of ‘Blinding Lights’. The track features 1789 Records signee Lil Brain, whose debut EP Become One (Produced by Danger) dropped back in January. Check it out!
Video and Thumbnail photo by Franck Rivoire.
For those who’d like to know more about The Weeknd’s background in retro influences and his latest record, be sure to check out our recent column on the subject here.
For those who’d like to know more about Danger’s relationship with the Synthwave scene, you can also check out our recent, in-depth interview with the masked enigma himself here
synapticflow 6th May 2020
While I like Blinding Lights, all the young people are going to be claiming that The Weeknd invented retrowave/synthwave.
It’s also sad that he will earn great wealth using the synthwave genre, but all of the amazing (and generally more talented) originators and innovators will make almost no money with their music. Sadly, that’s the way it always is.
FM Attack and Kristine, should be selling 250K copies of their albums and getting booked to do at least one date in every major city.
Robin Ono 24th May 2020
I don’t think that anyone believes that The Weeknd invented Synthwave. Anyone whose attention is caught by the term ‘Synthwave’ will immediately find out that the scene widely pre-dates Blinding Lights.
Synthwave or not, The Weeknd is earning crazy amounts of money with every release he puts out. I think it’s preposterous to think that his success means that he is taking away money from other artists in the scene. If anything, The Weeknd could very well be helping the scene gain exposure, which in turn might make it grow and help all of the other artists.