Apashe’s hit track “Insane” with four hard-hitting remixes, courtesy of DJ/producer Kai Wachi, G-house legend BIJOU, Platinum-awarded producer Varien, and elusive talent BILLYTHEKID and is out now via Kannibalen Records.
Kai Wachi’s relentless reinterpretation of the song starts off the 4-track EP, and truly kicks it off with a bang. Packing a punch, the remix takes its time to build a palpably raw tension before unleashing in full-force alongside Tech N9ne’s bars. The hefty drop is audibly grimy and rife with an intense energy unlike anything else.
Following this remix is BIJOU’s rendition which begins with a subdued, flowing beat, quickly followed by the forcefully commanding rap verse. Warbly, in-your-face bass takes the reins and characterizes much of the rest of the four-on-the-floor remix. The propelling house rhythm carries the listener through the energetic three-and-a-half minute runtime with ease, leaving a want for more from the Phoenix-based creative force.
Tampa-based talent Nikki Kaelar, known as Varien, is up next, and prominently features her flexing her established video game composer prowess. The reinterpretation feels almost as if it could be in an action film or game, with hefty bass and heavy metal influences coalescing to create a hard-hitting amalgam of sonic goodness.
Enigmatic producer BILLYTHEKID finishes the 4-track EP, ending the pack with an atmospherically entrancing tone. The mysterious, ethereal production elements present in the beginning half effortlessly create a rising urgency that is eventually dropped with a repetitively unyielding bass, serving as quintessential dubstep at its absolute finest.
Enjoy the various remixes below.