For the eleventh release on their increasingly renowned label #DEMRecordings, Seville duo #DubElements have curated a set of heavy-hitting new reinventions of tracks from the #DEM back catalogue, courtesy of four of today’s hottest names in drum and bass and representing a diverse range of styles heard within the scene.
Kicking off this gargantuan project, #SnakePitRecords founder and former #RAM affiliate Audio reimagines #DubElements and #Neonlight’s “#Lycaon” as a crunchier, snarling number, showcasing some textbook industry-leading warped basslines and interspersing them with gothic choral passages to make for a remix in equal parts cinematic and club-ready.
Up next, #DubElements’ 2019 rave weapon “#FiringPin” – a collaboration with two-piece Russian D&B outfit #Gydra – is catapulted into 2020 by #Neonlight, who have worked with #DubElements before on the aforementioned “#Lycaon” as well as the 2010 banger “#Placebo”. Here, the Dutch duo show no mercy, reenvisaging “#FiringPin” as a brutal, neurofunk-leaning aural onslaught, dominated by gritty bassweight but retaining the original song’s heavily syncopated character.
The track’s penultimate contribution comes from the widely acclaimed Slovenian producer #Smooth, known for his high-profile releases on labels like #ViperRecordings, #Liquicity and #Eatbrain. He revisits #DubElements’ 2018 B-side “#LikeThis” with a newfound dancefloor sensibility, preserving the track’s one-of-a-kind basslines while adding climactic, jungle-inspired breaks and more commercially popular
Finally, #Juno’s drastic overhaul of #DubElements and #KOLT’s “#Flamenco” replaces the original track’s melodic introduction with metallic noise and rapid-fire techstep arpeggios, utilising an unbelievably skippy rhythm which is sure to coax a headbang out of even the most subdued listener!
#DubElementsAndFriendsRemixesPt1 is the first EP in a series, so keep your eyes peeled for more to come…
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