Benny Blanco mixes 3 BTS hits in a remix: listen – Billboard
BTS anthology album, Evidence, is only 14 days away, but K-pop stars always give ARMY a head start. The global superstars teamed up with record producer Benny Blanco, who remixed three of his personal picks from the band’s catalog to breathe new life into the songs.
The tracks included in the dance-ready remix are “Blood Sweat & Tears”, “Life Goes On” and “Fake Love”; “Blood Sweat & Tears” Appears on BTS’ 2016 Album wingswhile “Life Goes On” is from the band’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album Bewhich was released in 2020. “Fake Love” was originally a track on BTS’ Do you love: tearbut is reissued on the first disc of Evidence.
While Blanco kept the K-pop group’s tone of voice intact, he played with turntable scratching noises and hi-hat-inspired trap beats on “Blood Sweat & Tears” before launching into a stripped-down version of “Life Goes On”. The vocals reappear on “Fake Love,” which features more trap beats and an assist from someone who sounds like Snoop Dogg at the end of the clip. (Billboard contacted Snoop’s representatives; the rapper confirmed in April that his part of his collaboration with BTS was over, though he didn’t reveal details or a release date.)
The producer shared some of the behind-the-scenes process of his creation of the track via his Instagram story, explaining that the BTS team reached out to him about the opportunity and he was in shock because “Everyone know I’m BTS’s biggest fan.” The K-pop group’s team also asked him to make a video of his creative process and ultimately couldn’t get the necessary clips for a video, but that’s okay because Blanco is a happy camper.” Basically , the moral of this story is I really love BTS,” he captioned his video, which featured the seven members of the group with floating heart emojis.
The remix comes ahead of BTS’ planned release of their highly anticipated anthology album. Evidence, on the band’s ninth anniversary this year. See the official track listing for CDs one, two and three here. Evidence was released on June 10. Meanwhile, BTS is about to dive into podcasting – the group will launch their new show BTS Radio: past and present on Apple Music 1, which is slated to premiere May 28 at 6 a.m. PT.
Listen to Blanco’s remix and watch his making-of video below.