Electronic music is similar to jazz in one way (and probably only one way): Doing your own version of someone else's song doesn't make people mad. Just like jazz musicians have been adapting "St. James Infirmary" for years, DJs are often remixing tracks from their fellows when they aren't crafting their own new music. Empire of The Sun is proving how much you can get out of one song with its forthcoming Celebrate collections.
Both Volume One and Volume Two—being released February 18 and 25 respectively—will feature Empire's EDM pals remixing the duo's song "Celebrate." The original track typifies the dreamy nature of Empire's electronic approach, but guests such as Steve Aoki and Hook N Sling give the record their own spin. Aoki for one livens up the party with a dub-leaning drop.
"Celebrate" is a track off the duo's 2013 release Ice on The Dune, for which Empire of The Sun is currently touring in support of. The pair will be making their first 2014 appearance in the United States at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 29. From there on out, they'll mostly be playing festival dates during their time in the States, including both weekends of Coachella in Indio California and the Governor's Ball festival in New York City.
You can check out Steve Aoki's interpretation of "Celebrate" below.