Pete Tong’s relaunched label, FFRR has dropped an absolutely stunning set of remixes this week, for legendary brit band Coldplay’s smash single, “Sky Full of Stars”. The Coldplay original might not be our thing, but there’s no doubt that frontman Chris Martin’s distinct vocals and signature minor-key melodies lend themselves beautifully to the electronic format.
Even Hardwell’s rework of the piano-centric original is unexpectedly palatable, although sadly predictable and formulaic, but the star rework award goes to Denmark’s man-of-the-moment, Kölsch. The seasoned producer offers up a dramatic, celestial remix of “Sky Full of Stars” which we can see him working seamlessly into a live performance. Sultan + Ned Shepard and Disciples also punch out slick reworks – we’d expected nothing less from under the watchful eye of Mr Tong!
Stream all the remixes below.