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Audio: A-1 - "Summertime Sadness" (Prod. Ryan Hemsworth)
Posted by Steve Juon at Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 12:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: A-1 - "Summertime Sadness" (Prod. Ryan Hemsworth)

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Upon hearing a remix of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" by Canadian DJ and producer Ryan Hemsworth, San Francisco based rapper A-1 knew the track was perfectly suited to his unexpectedly somber reminiscing on real life summertime experiences. With a production style that he describes as piling "a whole bunch of aggressiveness and energy on top" of an already gloomy record, the Hemsworth remix allowed A-1 to explore themes of unrest, crime and violence among young people in the city that are often amplified by the brutal heat, long days and ample free time that summer provides.


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