Rob Garza’s having a blond(ie) moment…
The Latino DJ and music producer, one half of seminal global-tronic duo Thievery Corporation, has remixed Blondie’s iconic classic “Heart of Glass.”
In the process, Garza has managed to reinvigorate a song that has become a staple in our culture’s aural lexicon over the last three decades.
The original rendition of the song was released in 1978, topping the charts in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
On his remix, Garza keeps Debbie Harry’s voice as if she recorded a vocal track for his own original production.
The chorus has been removed though, and in its place is a darker, minor chord progression that belies the brightness of this cheery piece of OG disco.
Garza’s recent album, the aptly titled Remixes LP, reworks songs by everyone from Miguel Migs and Tycho to Federico Aubele and Gogol Bordello with similar inventiveness.