5 Massive Remixes from Early on in EMBRZ' Career
Aug 30, 2022
3 min read
Irish producer EMBRZ’ musical talent truly belies his young age. He’s a self-taught DJ and producer hailing from Dublin, Ireland who burst onto the music scene with his early remixes of Ellie Goulding, The 1975 and Carly Rae Jepsen. Reworking those tracks really showcased EMBRZ’s versatility as a producer and made him one to watch.
The moniker of Jack Casey, EMBRZ has a style focused on atmospheric deep house beats. Poignant and moody, his songs are emotional, melodic, and very unique. His newer releases still showcase a playfulness but also show maturity and growth, dabbling at points into downtempo and world music sounds. For those not familiar with EMBRZ early work, don’t worry. We’ve put together a list of his remixes to showcase where he started and allude to where he’s going.
1. Ellie Goulding - “How Long Will I Love You”
With Ellie Goulding’s song “How Long Will I Love You,” EMBRZ was really able to make an already beautiful track that much more so. Adding some bloops, synths, and piano to the track, he then took Goulding’s breathtaking vocals and slowed them down for a hauntingly melodic and ethereal effect. Be prepared for the overwhelming calm that this track elicits with its simple beauty.
2. The 1975 - “Settle Down”
EMBRZ never met a synth he didn’t like, and his remix of The 1975’s “Settle Down” reminds us of that. Maintaining the chill vibe of the original song, EMBRZ adds some house flavor and just enough reverb to enhance the vocals. His subtle touch transformed the song from an almost ‘80s melody to a more futuristic one. The end result is almost better than the original — but you didn’t hear that from me.
3. Carly Rae Jepsen - “Run Away”
In reworking Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away,” EMBRZ kept her vocals intact but removed the sax from the original. Trust me when I say you won’t even miss it. The wistful remix is a downtempo, mellow version that’s dripping in emotion while still highlighting the lyrics and vocals.
4. Dive In - “Let Go”
EMBRZ remade the song “Let Go” by Dive In, giving it the downbeat treatment. In doing so, the song becomes more muted yet elegantly ambient, taking the sound in a different direction than the original. The changes that EMBRZ made are delicate and stripped down, with the main focus remaining on the vocals, like most songs he remixes. It’s a must-listen if you appreciate EMBRZ’ grace and ear for music.
5. Oh Wonder - “Lose It”
The final song on this list came out a little later than the previously mentioned tracks, but it still showcases his earlier sound and vibe while giving us a taste into the direction he’s heading. This time, EMBRZ reworked Oh Wonder’s melodic pop song “Lose It.’ EMBRZ increases the tempo without losing the softness of the vocals, bringing a brightness we didn’t know we needed. Combining the best qualities of both Oh Wonder and EMBRZ, the end result is a fresh, silky smooth version of the original.