Over the past six years of touring with the likes of The Glitch Mob, Pk Sound, and Big Wild, as a sound engineer, Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Ian Hicks aka Eko Zu has honed his craft. Earlier this year Eko Zu turned heads with his massive single “Like A Feather” featuring Kraddy and KillWill. Now the uplifting anthem is getting a major facelift from some of the freshest tastemakers in electronic music. Opiuo, Champagne Drip, Dimond Saints, Bachelor’s Of Science, C.H.A.Y, and ill.Gates join forces to headline one of the most highly-anticipated remix compilations of the year.
Spearheaded by New York electronic imprint Motherwolf, this project brings together an all-star roster of musical visionaries to blend their unique style and aesthetic to an already phenomenal track. “Like A Feather” is a transcendent tune, with powerful vocals and heavy-hitting basslines, tailor-made for the expansive environment of a festival main stage. Now, with each remix on this release, a new layer of complexity and nuance is added as listeners and fans are treated to a sonic smorgasbord. Ranging from drum and bass to glitch-hop to techno, this compilation beams with style and innovation, proving that genre-defined boundaries are constantly being provoked and pushed.
World-renowned funk master Opiuo brings his trademark groove to “Like A Feather,” utilizing thick synth stabs and polished percussive elements to create an intoxicating blend of electro-funk and crunchy glitch-hop. This disco-infused offering highlights the soaring vocals of the original track, giving them plenty of room to shine while an audacious and technically intricate drop creates a kaleidoscopic soundscape.
Bay area trio Bachelor’s Of Science dives headfirst into a heavy drum and bass rendition of “Like A Feather” which will surely intoxicate junglists far and wide. With a throbbing rolling bassline at its core, this incendiary DNB remix perfectly embellishes the delicate piano elements of the original track, emphasizing euphoria, freedom, and exhilaration. As the song builds to its second triumphant drop, the listener can close their eyes and see the strobes of the rave piercing through the crowd. This remix expertly captures that tension between anticipation and release that can only truly be felt on a dance floor full of moving bodies.
Oakland-based duo Dimond Saints takes a sultry and smooth approach to their re-imagining. Haunting, distorted, and alluring, this remix from Dimond Saints is the most organic and perplexing of the release. Perforated basslines slice through the speakers creating a hypnotic void for the listener to sink deeper into as exaggerated vocal samples pull and tug at emotions.
Champagne Drip drops the hammer with a skull-splitting effort oozing in angst. A master of left-field bass, the LA-based beatsmith is no coward and this remix encapsulates his fervent artistic scope. Champagne Drip has been one of the most exciting names coming out of the West Coast bass scene, and this latest offering is a further testament to his unprecedented skill and unpredictability.
Living legend ill.Gates blesses this project with a vibrant electro banger. By pulling sonic elements from a wide range of genres, the veteran producer easily lays his fingerprints all over this track as only he can. Upbeat percussion and experimental basslines make this remix a thrill ride till the end. C.H.A.Y caps the compilation off with a thunderous techno remix that is genius in its composition and minimalism. Perfect for never-ending sunrises parties on white sand beaches, C.H.A.Y’s remix gives a nod to festival culture which we all desperately miss.