Initiation (Its Overture Del Ray Remix)

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This remix began with the idea of giving The Weeknd’s infamously dark “Initiation” a more benevolent tone, specifically by using a few choice lines that, when taken out of context, would feel at home in a classic Booty track. Despite the onslaught of Lana Del Rey remixes, when we then stumbled upon a unique way to incorporate her equally infamous “Video Games”, it sounded too good to deny. We soon realized that doing so inadvertently combined two of the most talked about artists in recent months. The result is something that we have a hard time classifying: it melds melancholy orchestration, the seductive vocals of an R&B song, drum patterns reminiscent of Baltimore club music and other unexpected elements (Dilla fans should listen close!). Enjoy.

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