When I define the term “remix”, I immediately think of a song being recreated with an alternate track, possibly a restructured verse or two, and maybe a guest appearance. Lately though, what most artists consider a remix is their current song in rotation with an added verse from a couple of the hottest rappers of the moment. Not often do we really get a variation of the record with those added nuances that enhance the original product. It seems to be a lost art and remix has taken on the meaning of just asking others to join you in keeping your record hot.
Showing us how it’s done is Va producer Ologist with his 4k Mix of Chance The Rapper’s Rememory from the Surf album. The song’s core element is present, yet Ologist’s spin on the record is phenomenal. Drums that create a nostalgic setting, catapulting you back to the days when boom bap was prevalent, horns from the original that speak as though they’ve been sent to lull you into an ultra-cool head nod, and Chance’s scattered minimalized verses implanted randomly throughout, make for a genuine remix worth of admiration. It’s nothing short of great to see that there are still producer’s focused on revitalizing the actual remix in 2015.
Don’t let my ramblings be the deciding factor though, check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.