There are a few iconic melodies in dance music – one’s that everyone has somehow heard. Sandstorm is a prime example, and Popcorn is another. A prolific trio of producers decided to rework the latter, twisting it into a bigroom monster.
Steve Aoki, Ummet Ozcan and Dzeko are all well-known for their innovative and catchy melodies; although it may be a let-down that their collaboratory trifecta does not contribute a new mesmerizing melody to the EDM scene, the end result cannot possibly disappoint.
Although the track sticks tenaciously to the original melody, some nifty, intense production makes it truly worthy for the mainstage. The bassline is bouncy and fresh, almost sounding like slowed down happy hardcore, while the synths are vibrant and sparkly, complementing the addictive melody perfectly.
Released as a tribute to Gershon Kingsley, the creator of the melody itself back in 1967, who passed away on December 10, this version of Popcorn is sure to bring up some bittersweet memories as you listen to it.