#TBT: Bubble Butt (Neo Fresco Remix) – Major Lazer
This week we are bringing it back with this ‘oldie but goodie’ epic mix, Bubble Butt (Neo Fresco Remix) – Major Lazer. Last year when the original track dropped it sparked a remixing frenzy recruiting a multitude of big name artists in an attempt to make this banger their own. Honestly, I was a little disappointed with the all the different remasters, continually referring back to the original because no one could do it justice… until I found this track. Neo Fresco’s remix is fire. Not only does he do an amazing job of keeping the best parts of the O.G. track, his personalized added twist is absolutely insane. On Soundcloud he created the specific genre, “big room twerk,” dedicated specifically for this mix, and he couldn’t be more spot on.
In order to understand Neo Fresco a little better, I think it’s worth mentioning a couple other genres he has decided to categorize his tracks under. On his soundcloud page we see examples like, Champion Hustle, Break Ya Neck, Once Deeper, Ratchet Gypsy (my personal favorite), Apocalyptic Bass, Denzelstep, Rollerblade Trap, Illuminati Techno, and Endless Waltz just to name a few.
All these interesting and quite unique genres of music gain meaning when discovering where Fresco has found his musical inspiration. Claiming his musical influences are: Samurais, Jedi, The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z, Trigun, Robert De Niro, Spiderman, Scarlett Johansson, Pandas, Fight Club, Don Draper, Fine Belgian Beer, and Good Restaurants. Neo Fresco has managed to create his own music genre pretty unique to anything I have heard in a while.
After years of fine-tuning a perfect balance between production and performance, skill and spontaneity, and securing a strong presence in the Los Angeles dance culture with his music collective Shifty Rhythms, Kyle dePinna has culminated all of those elements into his brainchild, Neo Fresco. Having worked with artists such as Diplo and the Mad Decent label and providing live background to the rise of rapper Iggy Azalea, it’s clear that he’s found his groove. Fluctuating between club-savvy 808’s and permeating samples that sound like Cerberus at the mouth of the River Styx, Neo Fresco reinforces the notion that ‘antigenrefication’ will be an agent that the next wave of electronic music will employ. And with good reason, if he’s carrying the torch.
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