The 2000s Live On Through Jauz's Passion Pit Remix
For some of us, throwback remixes of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" might be a little to early for nostalgia. Nevertheless, young producer Jauz serves up a future-bass remix of the classic indie-dance track.This article originally appeared on MTV
Nostalgia is not a question of if, but when. The 2000s saw rampant nostalgia for the ’80s, the ’90s were nostalgic for the ’70s, and even ancient Romans looked fondly on the artwork and poetry of the ancient Greeks.
The decade we’re currently in has not broken this pattern, with nostalgia for everything ’90s seemingly having set in the moment the calendar hit January 1, 2010. Even this year’s internet memes are trapped within this ’90s vortex, with the kids’ shows Arthur and SpongeBob SquarePants serving as source material for some of 2016’s most resilient memes. But are we already moving on to nostalgia for another decade?
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles–based EDM producer Jauz released a remix of the late-2000s indie classic “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit. Jauz’s work is typically far more aggressive and trap-influenced, but for this remix he took a different tack: He nimbly reworks the original song while retaining Michael Angelakos’s distinctive high-pitched vocals, adjusting the drop into a relaxing, warm redux of the original chorus. It’s a savvy shift away from Jauz’s usual drop-heavy music and toward the relaxed, pop-friendly style favored by crossover acts like The Chainsmokers and DJ Snake.