Blonde, an up-and-coming production duo consisting of Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson met through Englefield’s Eton Messy YouTube channel, which currently has close to 250,000 followers and 38 million views. Interestingly, when the duo had released their first single “Talk To You,” they hadn’t met in person yet but the song made an immediate impression across the blogosphere; in fact, Parlophone Records quickly signed them and as they’re working on their anticipated full-length debut, the duo have collaborated with a number of emerging vocalists including Hannah-Rei, Cass Lowe, Zak Abel and Ryan Ashley.
But this summer, along with their own original material, the duo has been releasing a number of remixes including their most recent remix of Chris Malinchak’s “Stranger” feat. Mikky Ekko. And their remix turns the song into the sort of house music track you’d hear rocking a club, thanks to clunky piano chords, swirling electronics, layers of synths and dense drum machine programming. If the track doesn’t make you get up on a dance floor, you’re probably dead – or a hipster.