Here’s another remix for you on this grey Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday, Marcel Everett, better known by his DJ name XXYYXX, released a remix of “DnF”, the Toronto-based P Reign‘s arousing track featuring lyrics from Drake and Future.
It was already a sexy track – intense from the beginning as P Reign opens, flowing into Drake’s softer, more intimate verse all the while intercut with vocals from Future. XXYYXX takes the original vibe of the song and intensifies it even further, slowing it down and making it a little bit quieter in using his lo-fi, chill wave production techniques. He strips away some of the layers in the original track, deepening the vocals and adding a winding, climactic stream of sound to the background. The revolving hi-hat that crescendos in the background is just another of the DJ’s sound stamps.
What makes this remix particularly powerful is the end – XXYYXX composed a piano part to accompany the song. As the vocals and layers of electronic sound components fade out, the piano closes out the track. It is this piano part that gives the song a super-boosted feeling of that nostalgia and intimacy seen on the original version of the track.
It’s definitely a funky mix – what do you think of XXYYXX’s style?
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