Monday, December 06, 2010
It's always refreshing to stumble upon a new talent in the electronic scene and I've done just that this morning. US producer Dan Orlando works under the guise of Funkefeller and bases him self out of Phoenix. The production work heard on his Soundcloud is absolutely top notch, bass heavy, teeth grinding amazingness.
He seems to have done a few remixes of Skrillexs new EP with some great results. First up we all know Rock n Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) is a pretty glitch heavy song as it is, however Funkefeller give it a 'bam' with the spice weasel and turns the volume all the way up to 11 with his remix.
Skrillex - Rock n Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) [Funkefeller Remix]
Continuing with the Skrillex remixes, Funkefeller turns the title track Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites inside out. Keeping it at Dubstep tempo whilst including a 4/4 kick for that extra 'rave' feel. The synths have had the shit chopped outta them and he's kept the original vocal sample which is a huge plus. Straight up I fuckin' love this song.
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Funkefeller Rave Mix)
Scaling back the tempo again Funkefeller has a stab at Deadmau5's single Sofi Needs A Ladder. Deadmau5 changed the time signature in the build up which I assume would have thrown a lot of people off with electro being 4/4 across the board. Have a listen at the start to the time signature change. This one probably isn't a song for your average DJ as it will probably lead to a mangled beat mess when the sig changes.
Deadmau5 - Sofi Needs A Ladder (Funkefeller Remix)
You should also head over to his Souncloud page for some more bass-y goodness.