Destroid Brings Some VIP Treatment To Bounce And Funk Hole, But Did They Pull It Off?
Destroid, the super group featuring Excision, Downlink, and KJ Swaka is back with a few fresh remixes to some old favorites. Excision and Space Laces have remixed their two tracks “Bounce” and “Funk Hole” to breathe some new life into them. The real question is are the remixes worth picking up compared to the originals. Below you can find both tracks for your listening pleasure as well as my reviews on each track.
Starting off with Bounce. The remix is, in my opinion, not that far off from the original. Yes it has a slightly faster pace, and yes there are some changes to the synths used, but overall I am honestly not super impressed. I understand how Excision will use this on his Executioner tour, and how the faster pace helps with mixing it into his already fast paced set, but when I saw him in January at the Paramount in Seattle, his drop of Bounce, which I believe was not this new VIP remix, was beautiful and fit in perfect with his set. I guess at the end of the day, this remix simply gives Excision and any other bass heavy DJs more options for how to drop Bounce.
Funk Hole on the other hand has taken a turn for the better. The original is my favorite track off of Destroid’s initial album, and with this remix I can see it making more appearances in live sets. There is a lot of new energy to the track that was not there before. It is faster, has a better break down section, and an ending that will creep you out and make you laugh at the same time. Of the two remixes, I feel that Funk Hole is the only successful one where the changes actually feel meaningful and not just a slight tweak of the original track like Bounce is.
Overall, both tracks are enjoyable and I honestly do like both. I am simply just underwhelmed with the Bounce VIP Remix. I will be curious to see in the future if any more VIP remixes come out for other Destroid songs and I am eagerly awaiting more new Destroid, which should come out sometime later this year. Also, if you have not had the privilege of seeing Destroid live, I highly recommend going when they come into a venue near you. Their performance is quite something and was definitly a highlight for me this past Halloween at the Seattle Freaknight Festival.
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