The Weeknd Leads The Charge Of “Drunk In Love” Remixes Amongst Diplo And Kanye

Posted: February 16, 2014 by ericbernsen in Music, Songs/Videos
Tags: , , , , ,

When Beyonce dropped her surprise album at the end of last year, the Jay Z featured “Drunk In Love” became an instant hit on the radio and in the clubs. A number of remixes followed the release of the song, but it took Valentine’s Day weekend to bring out the best of the best. Kanye West kicked things off with his provocative version of the track that is directed toward his fiancee Kim Kardashian and features Mike Dean switching up the drums on the beat. Electronic DJ/producer Diplo also released his interpretation of “Drunk In Love” giving the song more of a “rave” feel to it adding dub-step/electronic elements to the production. While both of these remixes were impressive in their own way, the artist who has come through with a standout version of “Drunk In Love” is The Weeknd. Despite the news of a Ty Dolla $ign remix of “Or Nah” and a placement on Rick Ross’s upcoming Mastermind album, The Weeknd had not released any solo material since his Kissland album from last fall. Needless to say, fans of the elusive Toronto singer rejoiced as The Weeknd celebrated his 24th birthday by releasing this present. 

The Weeknd recruited past collaborator Doc McKinney to switch up the “Drunk In Love” beat to give it that signature dark sound we have grown to love. There have been signs that the two have been recording together, so this freebie remix should just be a glimpse what we can expect as the year goes on. The Weeknd takes the “faded” aspect of the song and runs with it as he describes his world filled with drugs, naked models, and haters. From nailing his rendition of Beyonce’s chorus to the rap-like delivery of his second verse, The Weeknd turns “Drunk In Love” into his own song. While the lyrics may come across as shallow to some listeners, keep in mind that this was a gift to his fans as The Weeknd celebrated his 24th birthday last night. Being one of our favorite artists here at Hip To The Game, we cannot wait to hear what else The Weeknd has in store for us.

Listen to The Weeknd’s version “Drunk In Love” below as well as the remixes by both Diplo and Kanye West. Let us know what you think! 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements
Comments
  1. […] The Weeknd Leads The Charge Of “Drunk In Love” Remixes Amongst Diplo And Kanye […]

  2. […] Weeknd just recently wowed us with his impressive rendition of Beyonce’s hit single “Drunk In Love”. Luckily enough, the Toronto crooner has blessed us again by adding on a verse to Ty Dolla […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s