Dillon Francis ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Without You (Hayden James Version)”

Image via Hayden James
Image via Hayden James

Dillon Francis“Without You” has no doubt provided one of the brightest spots in 2013 for the Mad Decent master. The collaboration with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs provided a lens for a different side of Dillon Francis. The indie dance hit was a breakup number with no obscene sampling or snarling hooks, just T.E.E.D.’s vocals as an extension of Dillon’s heartbeat-paced twinkling dancefloor number. The musical equivalent of the innocence at a high school prom teeming with teen puppy love. Future Classic‘s Hayden James gives it a beat change up and remixes it with a tempo uptick and a boppin’ bounce. Like floating on a bouncy cloud, Hayden’s hazy psychedelia is a rush of dopamine. It’s giggles, it’s hopping, it’s fun. The lyrics are still great, but the changed atmosphere is just the cake.