It has been quite the year for the Pegboard Nerds duo who have been crushing it lately with a heap of releases and today they bring to us yet another with the High Roller Remix EP that features Dodge & Fuski, Far Too Loud, Astronaut and Krafty Kuts. The EP was released today via Disciple Recordings along with a free promo mix. As far as remix packages go, this one is a must have; not only because each track is incredible, but because genre boundaries are transcended. So now, let’s get to the high rollin’ music experience!
Bass music heavyweights Dodge & Fuski deliver the first punch with their neuro-hop rework. I was glad to hear something like this from them, because I was totally expecting some of their signature heavy dubstep, but instead they went down a road with a more dance-friendly tempo. The funky upbeat feel this gives off is perfect for any occasion; so that, when coupled with the dirty bass and complex arrangement of sounds, means it will especially bode well with a crowd looking to rage! This track is seriously epic!
I really shouldn’t have to say much for this one. It’s Far Too Loud, so that should be enough to entice you. In my opinion, he is one of the best producers out there right now and his talents for aggressive complex bass music is unrivaled; this electro house remix is a great example of that fact. His sound design abilities remind me of Feed Me and Kill The Noise, although he still manages to stand apart from them. This remix has undertones of minimal big-room style, but only undertones. Far Too Loud always manages to find the perfect balance between the simple and the complicated.
Astronaut delivers a midtempo remix that will blow you away. The blend of glitch-hop and moombahcore makes for an extraordinary combination in the hands of the UK producer. Although all of the producers incorporated the original stems, I like the way they were utilized in this one the best; the driving bass leads the charge after the drop that will leave you stunned, but grooving. I hadn’t listened to Astronaut before this, but now I am hooked and cannot stop!
Definitely the most fun track on the remix EP has to go to the veteran Krafty Kuts, whose Baltimore club/breakbeat rework will get anybody and everybody up on the dance floor. For those of you who love Dog Blood, you are going to dig this because the style’s are very similar, however Krafty has been doing this for a long time. His knowledge and experience shows whether it be in his ability to manipulate rhythms, or the sounds themselves. A perfect way to conclude the otherwise dirty EP.