Somebody That I Used to Know
Not since Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” have I seen such a mad rush to remix a track. Read any DJ, club, or dance music blog right now and you’re going to find a remix of “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Until early 2012, Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Wouter “Wally” De Backer, or Gotye, was essentially an unknown, sounding much like a painfully intimate ‘90s coffeehouse band that finally got a proper studio session. But three albums in and a February Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance later, “Somebody That I Used to Know” featuring New Zealand musician Kimbra is No. 4 on the Billboard Top 100 (as of press time). An official club mix package of one the most talked about songs since “Rolling in the Deep” has not yet been released. But Gotye’s no stranger to remixes, having released an 8-track maxi-single for the last album’s big single “Hearts a Mess.” so expect something. Bootlegs to look out for include interpretations by The Thin Red Men, Hyper Crush, Myndset, and dBerrie.