Oh, “Roly Poly“. Truly this stands as a modern-day K-pop classic (if last year’s single sales are anything to go by, at least) so it must be intimidating to remix. However, Violet Green effortlessly restructures the song into something that is completely different to the original but still retains its quirkiness and retro inspired flavour.
The instrumental is blended with “Dance Wit Me” by Smells – a smooth, funky house track which fits perfectly with T-ara‘s vocals (which are cleanly extracted).
Often, mash-ups can feel forced, either due to awkward harmonic clashes or rhythmic inconsistencies, but this mash-up is a flawless example to be followed. It seems like the two tracks were created for one another! Plus, the additional vocal smaple is an exciting twist.