We’re only a week into May, and summer hasn’t even officially begun, but there’s no doubt in my mind that this will be the remix of the summer. The LA-based indie dance up-and-comer has been making some serious waves in 2016, not only delivering his debut original, “Heading Home,” and embarking on a sold-out tour across the country by the same name, but also maintaining his position at the top of the indie dance world with stellar remixes of Troye Sivan, CHVRHCES, and now, Jack Garratt.
For his latest remix, Gryffin teams up with his fellow indie-dance star, Manila Killa, for an infectiously catchy take that will have you singing along before you know it. After all, I didn’t even know the words to the song, and I found myself humming along in my room, itching to hear this massive remix on a proper set of speakers so I could really get down to it. This remix of “Surprise Yourself” by Gryffin and Manila Killa has everything you want from an anthemic summer smash – singalong vocals bolstered by the bright, big melodies and soaring synths.