Sicker than the remix.
■ Demi Lovato might be reveling in the monstrous interaction she saw from her colorful, scantily clad "Cool For The Summer" music video, but her infectious summer anthem saw two major remix treatments anyhow. One from Vara, who adds unique drumming instrumentation and robotic sound effects to accompany the Max Martin-produced banger...
... the other from Cahill. Putting a familiar spin on the song, the mix master heightens the tempo by adding a funky background overlaid atop the original beat. If you expect to hear the song at a club this coming weekend, it'll probably sound something reminiscent of this:
■ Hilary Duff had the potential to own song of the summer. There was a definite shot, but the music video treatment showing her Tinder skills unfortunately ruined the creativity anyone had in mind for it. No matter how it's repurposed or repackaged, even if it's a "fan-demanded" gift, it can't be salvaged. However, this latest remix by The Golden Pony is a valiant effort.
■ Little Mix remains the UK's most unstoppable girl group as of late. The band, made up of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, found commercial success with their recent hit, "Black Magic." The song topped the charts overseas before finding roots in American radio. The playful Electric-produced tune sees an energetic remix once again from Cahill (see above), who injects a bassy beat alongside a building synth to highlight the girls' sped-up vocals. I got the recipe: