With this track we wanted to combine two things that people love and hate on more than anything on this planet: Lana Del Rey & Dubstep
We really hate to see a damsel in distress and felt the need to do our small part. For our defence of the embattled songstress we chose Radio, which we thought fitting as it seems to be her proverbial f-- you to all her haters.
Its hard not to take offense at the hate considering how hugely impressive Lana and her team really are. From a production standpoint the music is this amazingly creative and successful collaboration between some of the world's best producers and this stunning and enigmatic singer.
Among the Del Rey team is Philly legend Larry Gold, who arranges the stunning string parts, grammy winning hip-hop producer Emile Haynie who’s produced everyone from Kanye to Eminem and finally her partner in crime, songwriter Justin Parker.
Justin started lacing the tracks with melancholic chords, brought out the bittersweetness that I wanted, and Emile kind of kept it really dark and f—ed up with his heavy beats and Larry kept it soaring and gorgeous with his strings. Everyone knew the direction I was going in, and it was very much a collaborative effort. - Lana Del Rey
For our take we started out with our own dark and heavy orchestration -- strings, horns, guitars etc -- our homage to the cinematic and melancholic production that Justin Parker brought to Born to Die as well as the Larry Gold parts. Since Lana seems to like “really dark and f---ed up” we decided to do Emile one better and drop it into really dark arpeggiated bassline and glitchy distortion.
And because the original song straddles this really great mix between melancholy and happiness we drop it into a happy DnB breakdown at the end.
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- Conor And Liam