That was my response after listening to ABSTRAKT’s remix of Avicii latest hit “Without You” featuring vocalist Sandro Cavazza. The track starts off with a simple filtered arp which underlines the vocal. As the track progresses, Hans Zimmer-esque drums are introduced, building up the track’s energy and listener’s anticipation for the drop. The drop hits with Flume-inspired 8-bit flutters and a groovy bassline which are accompanied by detuned super saws.
After a couple of listens one can both respect and admire ABSTRAKT’s take on Avicii’s prog-country masterpiece.
Stream it here on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/abstraktitaly/avicii-feat-sandro-cavazza-without-you-abstrakt-remix