Swedish House Mafia’s Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso teamed up recently for a track for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming film Monsters University, and they ended up with the disco-flavored, bass-buzzing “Roar.” Here, London-based producer Yogi gets his hands on the track and ramps up the intensity with a dubstep remix. Yogi morphs the original’s grooves into big drops and bestial bass wobbles, letting the song off its leash.
“We were asked to think like a monster would, and when you see the detail in the scene, you see how they ‘monster’ the everyday things in life,” Axwell tells Rolling Stone on crafting the original track. “We got to go out to Pixar in San Francisco and take a tour and sat in two secret rooms through trap doors in people’s offices. One was a thinking room and one a fully functional bar!”
Adds Ingrosso, “It was pure fun from beginning to end and the respect level for Pixar, having worked with their team, is another level for us. . . and our kids loved it, which is a new feeling for us!”
Both Yogi’s remix of “Roar” and the original song will be released on June 4th. The Monsters University soundtrack will be available on June 18th, and the film – a prequel to 2001’s Monsters Inc. – opens June 21st.