::Budakid – Milestones Remix::
Budakid’s ‘Milestones’ gets the remix treatment from three very hot names, with very different results.
Korean hotshot Shubostar has featured on Resident Advisor’s mix series, played leading festivals like Burning Man and released on killer imprints like Robert Johnson, Permanent Vacation, Internasjnoal and her acclaimed Uju Records. Her colorful update on cosmic disco fits perfectly with the charms of Budakid’s style, with a bouncing off-beat bass line driving under heavily reverbed kicks and snares and a flurry of ascending arpeggios. The synths soar, the breakdown takes us into an epic space, and the remix develops beautifully over the course of its 8 minutes to keep you hooked throughout.
London duo Make A Dance are rapidly on the ascent, with a huge release on Classic Music Company and killer cuts on their M.A.D. Records imprint as well as sets at the likes of fabric and Club Silencio. Their rework goes deeper, building through gated snips of the vocal, pulsing pads, Latin snare patterns and subtle bleep riffs and delays to reach a heady, hypnotic place. The ethereal breakdown full of tripped out tape delays and great use of airy vocal harmonies are the icing on the cake, making their remix feel like the original as experienced in a joyous dream. Oh, and prolific guys that they are, they’ve also included a ‘Deep Acid’ mix which… I think you can figure it out?
Rising Dutch talent Milio (Atomnation and formerly one part of Tunnelvisions) rounds off the package by stripping things back to a deep, tripped-out pulse, modulating twanging acid belches in conversation with an off-beat bass bounce. The vocal is used in super-dreamy fashion—particularly in the breakdown—and slick production on that acid line and clever automation keeps it engaging despite this remix’s pared-back approach.