OK. So Madonna is our girl and all but what we’ve heard so far out MDNA hasn’t really grabbed us. (Sorry M!). That said, this BRAND NEW mix that Avicii dropped into his ULTRA headlining set last night (which included an appearance from Madge herself) is fire. So where was this sort of sound in the first place? With Madonna, the resources are unlimited. Benassi, Solveig, etc there are some big names on MDNA‘s production roll call but it’s like why not go for more? Madonna’s been able to stay relevant as long as she has by being nimble and by embracing those sounds just underneath the reach of the mainstream and making them mainstream. It’s clear she wanted to make some sort of EDM spectacle with this record. So why pull back? In pop’s current incredibly dance-friendly climate, there’s no real necessity to cull the “club elements” out of a track for the sake of broader palpability. Avicii’s remix is a bit of glimpse at what could’ve been with MDNA. It’s great. Turn it up.