John Dylan - "If I Want You To" Remix Contest

  • Hosted by: indaba
  • Starting Date: Aug 07 2017
  • Submission Date: Sep 07 2017
  • Winner Date: Oct 06 2017
  • Key: G# Minor
  • Bpm: ~110
  • Genre: Indie Rock


Following the release of the infectiously dreamy "Get Beyond", John Dylan presents us with an entirely new musical personality in his second single from his uniquely named album Peripheral Drift Illusion, set for release October 10th.

The new single drops down the tempo, leading with a sleepy, tremolo laden guitar line, whilst John’s light-as-air vocals float through the kaleidoscopic static, as walls of fuzz invade the song and drag it to much darker ground. However, this is before the song’s outro, a maelstrom of swampy effects and the intensified kick drum take things up a notch, showing a considered and intelligent structural progression from the talented songwriter. ‘If I Want You To’ displays another side to Dylan which was previously unseen on the upbeat, euphoric stylings of ‘Get Beyond’.

Speaking on the subject of the track, John notes that ‘If I Want You To’ is a meditation on privilege and power dynamics: ‘The droning void in space, delicate vocals, and tension are all about discomfort, evoking how unsafe it feels when your well being is in someone else’s hands: The feeling of ever-present danger looming above people who are vulnerable.’

Now John Dylan wants you to remix his song "If I Want You To". Let's hear what you've got!

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