Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gangnam Style is Back

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Photo from Flickr Creative Commons by KOREA.NET - Official page of the Republic of Korea
  • Photo from Flickr Creative Commons by KOREA.NET - Official page of the Republic of Korea

You may have thought PSY's "Gangnam Style" madness had come and gone, being replaced by the "Harlem Shake" insanity that is sweeping the YouTube nation. But don't you worry, it's back.

The ever so popular electronic infused beats have made their way onto another song, with a remix EP that was released on iTunes Monday. The EP includes four different remixes of the track, with a few famous rappers joining in.

The first remix on the EP features 2 Chainz and Tyga, with the help of producer Diplo. Quite honestly, it barely even sounds like Gangnam Style except for the few times PSY's original track is thrown into the song. Other than that, it pretty much just seems to serve as another reason for rappers to get on a popular track in between projects, 2 Chainz to yell his name at some random point in yet another song, and the techno beats to creep their way into the craze with another catchy beat.

The next remix includes Afrojack, a DJ, producer, and remixer from the Netherlands. This remix is a different rendition of a techno beat with PSY's voice mixed into it.

The last two remixes are instrumental versions of the song with, you guessed it, electronic music combined with the original background beat.

I can't help but admit that all of these techno beats make a great weekend playlist. But when there are little to no words in a song (most of which in another language) how are these songs becoming so popular?

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