Reinventing what many consider to be Imogen Heap’s penultimate track requires perfect execution. Not only has Yinyues done that, he’s produced the best remix of it. Ever.
The Imogen Heap track in question is called Hide & Seek and it is without question one of the most beautiful songs in human history. Many artists since have either sampled this track or covered it since its release and whether or not Imogen Heap’s original was ever done any amount of justice, there can be no question about London’s own Yinyues downtempo and melodically rich rendition of the modern-day classic. Using generous amounts of reverb, everything from the drums to the vocals feels and sounds enchanting. The skin is suddenly inflicted with cutis anserina, coupled with every strand of hair standing on end. Yes, that epic and downright anthemic line floods the senses just as powerfully as the original work (“Whatcha say? Mm, that it’s all for the best? Of course it is.”). Yes, the crescendo becomes a simply gorgeous climax and before you even realise what’s actually happened to you, your mind becomes Yinyues’ personal echo chamber for the entire three minutes and fifty-three seconds.
According to his SoundCloud information, this track was released a year ago. I’m not sure what took me so long to stumble upon this incredible remix but if you’re reading this right now, press play this instant. Press play, shut your eyes, and allow yourself to be taken to a beautiful place that isn’t where you physically are right now. I feel awful for anyone that dares to remix the original after this chap because if I’m brutally honest with you, I can’t see anyone topping this rendition for a long time.
Stream Imogen Heap – Hide & Seek (Yinyues Remix) below.