The first song is my new favorite remix, from Jason Burns and Jessie Andrews. There are so many modifications and changes made to the original song that it’s barely recognizable as a Drake song. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The fat, muted bassline is a thing to behold, and only seems to improve with each subsequent listen. Sampha’s reverbed-to-shittenor plays a perfect compliment I’d really like to see the Burns/Andrews treatment applied to more songs in the future. Like, maybe all of the songs, if it’s not too much to ask.
Rufus is their name in Australia, but they’re Rufus du Sol in the States due to our currently filled Rufus quota of one. This mix is perfect for pre-partying, after parties, 4 o’clock dance parties, house cleaning parties, house parties, funeral afterparties and bar/bat-mitzvah’s. It’s two hours of house-drenched goodness.
The third and final free track comes from HYUN. & JR, which is a terrible name. However, I’ve been bit in the ass before by making these kind of rash judgments based on non-musical merit and decisions. Case in point: Disclosure’s artwork. I hated it from the instant I saw it, and actively avoided their music in protest. When Disclosure finally came up in a mix I was listening to, I checked the playlist immediately and realized my mistake. From that point, I decided to let the music speak for itself. Despite the fact that I don’t like their name with it’s unorthodox use of punctuation and my lack of immediate ability on pronunciation, I put that aside and just pressed play. And I’m glad I did. You may be able to call it Deep House, or Soft House, but not House Lite. It’s not just good, it’s great.