The platform Deezer has dropped a 14 track compilation of Beethoven remixes in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth!
Global music streaming service Deezer continues to celebrate the legacy of Beethoven with a star-studded remix compilation, available Tuesday 27th April.
The 14-track album dropped is a pioneering classical-electronica crossover, featuring artists such as Anetha, JB Dunckel, NERVO, The Magician, Steve Aoki, and others!
Beethoven Remixed, gives music fans the chance to hear their favorite electronic artists mash up the concert hall with the dance floor. Each track features innovative, modern-day reimaginings of some of classical music’s most iconic compositions, such as “Moonlight Sonata,” the most popular piano piece sampled by our featured DJs. This boundary-pushing and first-of-its-kind release combines the timeless sounds of classical music, with the infectious vibrancy of contemporary electronica, like never before.
“Out of all the compositions that I heard from Beethoven that I was able to remix, I picked “Pathétique” because it spoke to me the most,” Steve Aoki explains. “When I’m in the studio and I’m listening to all the different samples or different ways that I could remix, I heard elements in “Pathétique” that I knew I could start tinkering with. And as I went down that road, it just felt natural.”
Additionally, New York don GATTÜSO perfectly captures the monumental energy of “5th Symphony” with his rollicking, bass-heavy edit. French wizard WorakIs, already known for combining electronic music with orchestras, keeps things closer to the symphony hall than the club with his bracing rework of “Symphony No. 9.” Belgian favorite The Magician whisks listeners away with his otherworldly remix of “Moonlight Sonata,” while Jean-Benoît Dunckel, better known as one half of iconic 90s duo Air, crafts a glistening, piano-led dose of electronica with his abstract take on “Symphony No. 7.”
Check it out HERE.