Headtron: The Disciples Remixes Vol. 1
Upon seeing this new release from this LA-based music company, I eagerly downloaded it, free from Headtron and was excited to listen, anticipating what I knew was going to be a trip through crisp and lush soundscapes as only Headtron could bring you. I was not disappointed with this fun compilation that has something for everybody, and every mood. Whether you’re inside on a rainy day, driving with the windows down on the highway, or bumping bodies on the dance floor in a dark club, the music on this cd melts into its surroundings and will have people snapping their fingers to the bass-driven melodies.
Except for their newest addition, Andreilien (formerly known as Heyoka), the whole Headtron roster is featured in this new Disciples release, showcasing each artist’s individual style while each track flows smoothly into the next. These remixes incorporate some more mainstream music making for an accessible listen and one that shows the versatility and creativity of these producers. A scandalous opening by GoldRush with ’Pu$$y’, an Iggy Azalea remix, gets the ball rolling. Hyphy and aggressive; this track has an unspeakable energy. Next we have some signature luvstep, dreamy and effervescent, with an Ashanti & Ciara refix–giving the track that soft, seductive ambiance that is ‘Gladkill’. Sugarpill owns the crunk, southern hip hop with a Shawty-Lo remix: “Foolish”, with trap inspired glitchy bass and 808 beats on the floor, this is a party track for sure.
A haunting remix by Stephan Jacobs of a 1950’s song by Eartha Kitt, “I want to be evil,’ her vocals dripping with resonant violin strings that carry the song into more militant beats and deep, dubstep bass. The atmosphere is enchantingly beautiful with a twinge of the bizarre. Russ Liquid and Outkast are a match made to be, the remix is animated with a bold swagger, just like both of these artists’ personas. The Swordfight remix is one of my favorites on the release; Big Krit is awesome, and Chris B. and Sugarpill together? Just right. …kept this last track on repeat a few times, not wanting it to end.
Overall a super fresh release from the Headtron group. This compilation particularly shows the infinite directions there are for these artists to take their sound. There has been one other Disciples of Headtron volume with all original tracks. It is exciting to think about what more is in store for us from these talented music-makers.
Preview the whole release here and click on the album art for a direct link to a FREE download from Headtron!