After an interesting year of releases and a small club run in the latter half of 2019, and also a headlining Red Rocks date with Big Wild, Whethan heads into the home stretch with a new remix of Foster The People’s hit “Pumped Up Kicks.” “Pumped Up Kicks” is easily one of the biggest hits of the decade, and it’s become instantly recognizable since its initial release in September 2010. Its high-energy vocals and rhythm mixed with harrowing subject matter have made it feel at home as a cult hit as well as a pop classic. Now, Whethan has gotten his hands on it and turned it into a stripped down — really stripped down — house tune.
Mark Foster’s vocals remain pretty much intact without any major processing on them. Meanwhile, the instrumentation is pulled back and replaced with a four-on-the-floor kick and snare on both the verses and chorus. In fact, it’s the exact same drum pattern and bassline in both. The only difference is the vocals in the verses versus the iconic whistle in the chorus. Still, the nostalgia factor plays a strong part here and the track is a fun, simple tune to throw on at home or when you need to get the energy back in order during a club set.
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