Electronic duo/producer team The Knocks are experts at making their mark on the work of other artists. They’ve crafted remixes for big names like Katy Perry and Britney Spears. They also create original music, and their latest production, a cover of M83’s single “Midnight City,” infuses the track with the polished electronic style of their own work. The NYC-based pair enlist vocalist Mandy Lee to round out their cover.
Admittedly, The Knocks’ take on “Midnight City” doesn’t make any incredibly dramatic alterations to the original. Their pop tendencies – see the remixes above – do shine through in the uptempo shift they give the track, and Lee’s vocals complement the catchy dance production. Overall, they brighten up M83’s original, making it more danceable but still recognizable. Check out the video below.
The Knocks ft. Mandy Lee- Midnight City (M83 cover)