Disney Songs Get EDM Remixes, From Frozen's "Let It Go" to The Lion King's "Circle of Life"
At this point, we've all seen that super-trippy remix of Dumbo 's "Pink Elephants" by DJ Cottonmouth — enough to know that the meshing of childhood movies with tightly wound synth-beats can be nothing short of excellent. Now, it seems like Disney's caught on, too: Just weeks after HBO gave Westeros a new edge with a Game of Thrones-themed hip-hop mixtape, Disney announced DCONSTRUCTED , out on April 22nd, which will feature 14 EDM tracks from the likes of Avicii (Madonna's new collaborator) and Kaskade, either direct remixes of, or inspired by, songs from Disney films.
Of course, in recent years, Disney films have dabbled in a little electronica for their actual soundtracks — for example, Daft Punk's work on TRON: Legacy , which Avicii has already remixed to no small success — which this album certainly highlights, along with relatively recent Pixar fare The Incredibles and Monsters University. Still, DCONSTRUCTED promises plenty of new takes on classic material, too; personally, I'm looking forward to Alfred Montejano's so-called "Hyper Remix" of Randy Newman's plodding "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story. The album also showcases a refreshing mix of old and new musical talent: 2013 breakout Mat Zo takes on The Lion King's "The Circle of Life," while established Dutch trance artist Armin Van Buuren puts his spin on Frozen 's Oscar-winning "Let It Go" — because really, how insane is the drop in that going to be.
See the full DCONSTRUCTED tracklist below (as reported by The Music Times), and check out a preview clip courtesy of DisneyMusic's Instagram:
01) "Circle of Life" (Mat Zo Remix) Originally from The Lion King
02) "Derezzed" (So Amazing Mix: Remixed by Avicii featuring Negin) Originally from TRON: Legacy
03) "Let It Go" (Armin Van Buuren Remix) Originally from Frozen
04) "Roar" (Yogi Remix) Originally from Monsters University
05) "Partysaurus Overflow" (BT & Au5) Inspired by the Toy Story short Partysaurus Rex
06) "UNKLE Reconstruction" (U.N.K.L.E.) Originally from The Incredibles
07) "Fall" (Japanese Popstars Remix) Originally from TRON: Legacy
08) "The Muppet Show Theme" (Shy Kidx Remix) Originally from The Muppets
09) "Hey Pluto!" (Stonebridge Remix) Inspired by Original Mickey Mouse Cartoons
10) "Once Upon a Dream" (Trion Remix) Originally from Sleeping Beauty
11) "Main Street Electrical Parade" (Extended Mix) Originally from Disneyland Park
12) "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Alfred Montejano Hyper Remix) Originally from Toy Story
13) "Baby Mine" (House Version by Kaskade) Originally from Dumbo
14) "Pineapple Princess" (Kinsey Moore Remix) Originally from Hawaiiannette