Few songs come through these days that have instant remix factor. For reference, Breach's "Jack" and Lorde's "Royals" are two of 2013's most remixed originals and it's easy to see why. The instantly recognized vocals backed by the perfect simplicity of the production tend to provide a perfect formula for staying power. The success of a track relies on airtime, while the success of a remix lies in its ability to both maintain the original's identity and capture the remixer's voice. Remixes afford their original equal parts airtime and stylistic diversity, contributing to the airtime and reach of the original.
LA-based duo Vindata's "All I Really Need" has the perfect combination of structural simplicity and distinctive vocals affording it great potential for remixing. While the song itself doesn't possess much singularity in terms of style, Kenzie May has a voice that will be heard through radios across the globe. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes it so attractive, but vocalists like May fall in sync with Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and Ellie Goulding. The low silvery timbre and soft-spoken breathy demeanor pacify listeners, making all misfortunes seem trivial. Her voice enlightens while avoiding patronization. May's solemn yet uplifting tone appositely fits the bass-rooted style of Vindata's production. Overall, "All I Really Need" has all the proper ingredients for a hit, so let's see who catches on first!
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