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ETNIK Sexifies Mystery Skulls' "Paralyzed"

Friday, August 15, 2014

I've been digging LA-based Mystery Skulls for a while now, with his Chromeo and 80s-type feel and his ability to make songs like NICO & VINZ's "Am I Wrong" and NONONO's "Pumpin Blood" have awesome bouncey basslines. His latest single, "Paralyzed" has produced a ton of remixes from names like Aeroplane and Jimmy Edgar, but I think ETNIK's darker, sexier remix blows all of them out of the water. I caught a set by OWSLA's 21 year old mustached German techno prodigy at Brooklyn's Output a while back and there's just something about his music and this remix that makes you want it. Etnik's "Paralyzed" remix provides us with a darker, almost gothic-techno take on the track with a heavy bassline that reminds me of something you'd hear walking into a brothel or one of those S&M sex clubs (disclaimer: I've never been to either so please, if you have, let me know if I'm off here). There's something about sexy, sultry remixes and tracks that we all love; Zhu blew up with "Faded," a sexy sultry track with an equally sexier video. Zeds Dead's remix of Blue Foundation's "Eyes on Fire" was also something that gave me instant goosebumps at first listen. "Between Two Points" by The Glitch Mob? "Higher" by Destructo? Hold me, please. What is it about these tracks that gets us so hot and bothered? I'm not quite sure, but let's keep them coming. Let's be honest, we've all got a sexy time playlist whether we admit it or not. What's on yours?