The original version of Cut Copy's "Free Your Mind" seemed to be a tribute to '90s acid house, with bouncy piano chords and a vibrant sample of a woman singing "ooooh yeah" hovering over a bongo-infused beat. Fort Romeau's remix stays true to the song's retro roots (even adding some delicious slap bass), but exchanges Cut Copy's poppy immediacy for a deeper, more methodical approach to song structure.
Like every track on his recent Stay/True EP, Fort Romeau's "Free Your Mind" remix is deceptively repetitive, with very slight changes occurring almost constantly throughout the song's eight minutes. The painstaking process of traveling from the song's bare-bones start to its busy climax as gradually as possible must somewhat resemble the filming of a claymation video, with precision and patience being the keys to success.
Cut Copy's upcoming album Free Your Mind will be released on November 5th, and you can listen to the title track from Fort Romeau's Stay/True EP right here at Zumic.