Back in May OSWLA/Big Beat Records released the reggae-step fusion track “Make It Bun Dem,” mixing the soothing vibes and vocals of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with Skrillex’s head-thrashing noise. Now the time has come to rejoice, as the labels will be releasing a Make It Bun Dem After Hours EP on August 28th; the production hosts a whopping 6 remixes from the some of the most highly regarded names in the industry. Though the contributions from Culprate, French Fries, and Flinch are definitely notable, my favorite 3 tracks come from Brodinski, David Heartbreak and Alvin Risk.
Brodinksi’s approach (probably my favorite) goes for tech house, using sparse and distorted vocals, his signature scattered electro sounds, and a refined climb and drop structure. David Heartbreak’s remix reflects a number of moombahton influences, but the true genius comes from a breakaway middle portion that carries a stomping uptempo bassline. Finally Alvin Risk delivers an assaulting electro house rendition, full of dubstep breaks and enough bass to choke a large horse.
Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Make It Bun Dem After Hours EP by Skrillex