Swapping in the “Empire State of Mind” drums while maintaining a minimal approach, New Zealand’s DJ Manchoo provides the 16-year-old fellow kiwi Lorde‘s “Royals” with a little extra bounce. The remix is no replacement to the infectious original, but it does liven things up a little and makes it even more clear what pop potential this young singer has.

TAKING FLIGHT: 16-YEAR-OLD ELLA YELICH-O’CONNOR VS. LORDE, POPSTAR