New Jersey-based indie rock group The Static Jacks are hitting the road in support of their debut album, If You’re Young, which was released in August. While their album blends punk, garage and soul sounds, the bright and synth-filled remix to their track “Into the Sun” has pure dance vibes. Andrew Maury’s RAC Maury is responsible for the upbeat remix to the track. He explains to Rolling Stone that “I took a guitar riff that The Static Jacks had written for an interlude section in the original song and I re-played it on a synth to use as a background texture in the chorus.” Maury says his philosophy on remixing is “all about re-contextualizing familiar parts in creative, exciting ways. I like to reinvent the song but I always attempt to pay homage to the original.”
The Static Jacks’ guitarist Henry Kaye notices the sunny quality the remix has and tells Rolling Stone, “Andrew Maury’s RAC remix makes me feel like we’re cruising down a street in Miami with all of those tall pastel colored art deco buildings. It is now a true sun-filled song.”
The Static Jacks’ album If You’re Young is out now, but you can download the RAC Maury remix of their track “Into the Sun” for free here.