Remixes are an odd thing. Usually, they’re just a way to either diversify the sound of the track, or are simply there to slap a big name on an unknown track. However, there’s always that remix that bucks the trend and is in fact far better than the original track. Calvin Harris‘ remix of Eat Sleep Rave Repeat fits the latter to a tee.
The original track was created from the unique mind of British DJ legend ‘Fatboy Slim‘. The track is extraordinarily quirky, and essentially is a story of someone on… something. The ‘lyrics’ of the song are extremely entertaining, however the music of the track seems to miss the point as it would be entirely too difficult to actually rave to the track.
And then there’s the Calvin Harris version. The track hasn’t lost its quirky identity, after all, key points in the ‘story’ are still retained. Furthermore, these parts provide for a psychedelic breakdown in the track, which compound its quirkiness. However, the crux of the matter is that the track is one that you can do what the intention of the track is: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat.