Well, it’s flu season. And as y’all are getting sicker, the onslaught of on-coming productions seems to be too. Set aside your Tylenol, Nyquil, and Tamiflu (if only for a second) because this week’s diverse round-up packs enough bass, glitch, and Mixster approved vibes to keep any airborne virus at bay. So whether you’re bed-ridden or just trying to stay healthy, we’ve got something prescribed for you.
This first track comes through in a big way–courtesy of glitch-hop visionary, Opiuo. You’d think that at this point in the game, we would just expect this sort of production from him but Opiuo never ceases to amaze me. His music displays the perfect combination of bounce and grit—each track having a life of its own. This remix of Kimbra’s “Come Into My Head” preserves the main features of the original while cranking up the fresh-factor. I love the classic rock vibe that Opiuo takes and makes his own in this track. Reminds me of Def Leopard…Opiuo style. Listen and see for yourself.
Mixster favorite Valentino Khan just released some FIRE FLAME. His remix of Kreayshawn’s “Go Hard” does, in fact… go hard. The big room sound he’s got going on here at 105 bpm is absolutely money. This is a perfect change of pace tune for all you DJs out there. I’d love to hear more of this style from him. It just seems so natural—building off his experience producing moombahton. Blast this over some nice speakers and enjoy.
Doombahton. LeTrvp. Now this. LeDoom’s versatility in his production is undeniable. His latest project was a remix of “Pyramids” by Frank Ocean. This track blew my mind on first listen and continues to do so. Is this LeDoom?? Sure as hell is. I don’t foresee him changing his name to LeSuave nor do I see him spending most of his studio time producing this style of music, but let’s just say I wouldn’t be opposed to it if he did.
Definitely scope out the original Frank Ocean track as well.
Labrat is back at it once again. This time it’s by way of a huge remix that Halo 4: Awakening fans can enjoy. I’d be a little more inclined to play some Halo if tracks like this were included in the actual soundtrack. Maybe they’ll catch a tip. Shooting lasers while listening to Labrat unleash his very own arsenal of lasers? I think so.
I’ll leave you with a remix of Gravity’s track “Rage” that has UK grime written all over it. The original song, which I only heard after hearing this remix, goes hard as fuuuug. So props to Gravity for the dope lyrics and solid production. But BadKlaat & Requake take this track to whole new heights and the sub-bass to whole new lows. A solid sound system to blast this on is definitely necessary.
By: Saro Chalian