The Chainsmokers know their formula, and they execute it well with undeniable consistency, but their latest single, “Side Effects,” featuring Emily Warren (leading up to their second studio full-length release) felt a little different. Arriving in late July on Disruptor/Columbia Records, the song relies less on the pop-perfect minimalism of past smashes, centered instead around a slap bass groove that would sound right at home in a Bruno Mars record.
Now that mood has been further flipped by an array of top-tier remixers, including Fedde Le Grand, The Magician, Nolan Van Lith, Barkley, and Sly. Outside of Nolan van Lith’s future bass take, the remix pack brings an array of four-to-the-floor interpretations across the spectrum of house. From the laid-back shuffle of The Magician’s take, to Le Grand’s electro-house energy, the collection finds Warren’s infectious vocals finding new feeling in each rework.