Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snakehips ft. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper - All My Friends (Wave Racer Remix)

Australian DJ and producer, Wave Racer, has followed up with Flash Drive EP with a swanky remix of Snakehips' sensational single, "All My Friends," featuring both Tinashe and Chance The Rapper. The original has garner support from all over the scene and has seen a number of remixes from the likes of 99 Souls, PREP, and MVJESTY. Personally, my favourite is the Wave Racer version; easy listening, catchy and just the right production for Wave Racer's unique, bright, bouncy and bumping style. Between the jumping bassline, bright bell chime sounds, popping bubble fills, video game sound effects clips, and echoing vocal manipulations, Wave Racer has absolutely hit this remix out of the park. There are very few producers whose catalogue is entirely 4 and 5 stars in my iTunes library but it seems Wave Racer is incapable of producing anything even close to mediocre. Whether it's original productions like "Stoopid," "Streamers," or "Bubble Wrap," or a remix like "Always," "Stand Still," or "Ryan Must Be Destroyed," that sparkling Wave Racer sound that is so utterly infectious, makes everything better.

This is the perfect example of how Wave Racer makes everything better. I recorded this September 11th when he played alongside Daktyl and Pusher at The Hoxton. It sounds like a remix of "Under The Sea," from The Little Mermaid, and although the original, which won an Academy Award, was almost perfect already, the Wave Racer version is both the perfect remix and is perfect for those nostalgic feels.

Composition 3/3
Dynamics 2/2
Improvisation/Progression 3/3
Melody/Harmony 3/3
Originality 2/2
Sonic Quality 2/2
Lyrics 3/3
Vocals 1/2
TOTAL 19/20