It’s been just over seven months since the joint effort between Seven Lions and Echos, but we haven’t been kept waiting for nothing. ‘Cold Skin’ felt like an appropriate collaboration, with each artist’s style complementing the other’s. That made it all the more exciting to hear how many new ideas were brought to the table in the remix package.
Koven is generally known for drum & bass but occasionally does work in dubstep, such as on this remix. Their melodic drops remind the listener of the usual route Seven Lions himself takes with his dubstep pieces. Meanwhile, Stonebank strays far from both Seven Lions and Echos with a happy hardcore rendition. Possibly my personal favorite from the EP, the fast pace and hard melodic beats sharply contrast with the original. It is worth noting that when compared, they do both have happy, uplifting vibes which simply serve different levels of energy. V!RTU comes in with a future bass remix that goes heavier on the drums than the norm for the genre. While future bass is heard everywhere these days, the synth patterns and drum beats feel unique here.
The next remix comes from an anticipated artist but in an unexpected genre. It’s uncommon to hear dubstep from Mr FijiWiji, and his remix brings sounds from dubstep that are rarely heard in 2017. Synths melodize over wobbly bass and many other elements in this take on ‘Cold Skin.’ MitiS is a name that seems to pop up every now and then on Monstercat remix packages as it does here. This time around, MitiS opts for future bass over his usual melodic dubstep, and his execution here makes for a well-rounded song in general. The final remix is by INTERCOM, whose drop begins glitchy in sound and tempo but soon turns to indie dance reminiscent in style of Porter Robinson. It stands out as the slowest paced rendition on the EP, feeling hard hitting and relaxing at the same time.
While some shone more than others, there didn’t seem to be a single weak remix on this EP.
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