Known for his colorful and otherworldly remixes (along with his own unique and original sound) Trentemøller shares with us yet another cover that stands all on its own. This time it's with frequent collaborator, Marie Fisker as they re-envisioned Neil Young's track, "Transformer Man."
Filled with spacious synths and Fisker's deep and signature vocals, Trentemøller breathes a new form of life into the song, giving it a polished and well rounded sense of feeling. Young's original version had an almost robotic like vocal melody whereas Trentemøller and Fisker trade it in for a more bold but clean upgrade.
“Although I’m a huge Neil Young fan,” Anders says “I actually didn’t know about this song until Marie Fisker played it to me when we sat down and thought about some songs that would be fun to cover for the Harbour Boat Trips Mix I was working on. I wasn’t a fan of the song and its sound in the first place, but the melody, especially the hookline, somehow caught me.
The song with its vocoder and disco-pop sound is quite far away from what I normally listen to and so it wasn’t an obvious choice and instead I took it as a challenge to see in which direction we could take the song. I thought it could be interesting to get rid of all that disco/vocoder stuff and focus on the song itself and suddenly it shined in new splendor. Marie interprets the song in such a personal way that it feels like, for us at least, it’s nearly a brand new tune. That’s what she’s really good at. I also felt it fits perfectly into the whole mix.”