"HAMMERBIRDS is a new French/Chinese band consisting of two exceptional musicians. Their unique take on the classic Skrillex anthem adds an organic feel to the heavy electro that's found on the original. The members of HAMMERBIRDS are extremely talented musicians who have had experience working with multiple musical mediums. Xiaoxi Wu, who plays piano in the video, is an international concert pianist of classical music and a prizewinner at numerous piano competitions held in Russia, Austria, France, Spain and China. The other half of the project comes from Emilien Levistre, a multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music producer and film score composer who has also made music for advertisements with Hermès, Nivea and France TV."
"The cover is surprisingly minimalist using an unlikely set of tools including chopsticks, slap bass, cello and piano to give the original a run for its money with a clean crisp and organic take on the electronic single with an earthy, orchestra, and percussionist sound that could ironically appeal even to his haters.
The cover is the handiwork of Chino-French duo Hammerbirds and their interesting take on the defining “Electronic anthem” shows that with a bit of tweaking and a different set of tools, the entire feel and sound of a single can be altered, while keeping its soul.
Xiaoxi Wu an international concert pianist, classical musician and lauded musician in Russia, Austria, France, Spain and China and Emilien Levistre, a multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music producer and film score composer with tastes from both ends of the musical spectrum come together to make a cover that has defined this interesting collaboration."