I stumbled on Drezo
about a year ago, and was fanboying the shit out of his tune "Bass." Once I got to digging through the other stuff on his Soundcloud page, I was pretty much sold. He's deeply rooted in Electro House
sensibility and whether he's going deep or shooting for the main room, he keeps one foot planted firmly on that side of the spectrum. Which great for me, coz I really dig that whole thing.
Tinashe - 2 On (Drezo Remix)
Lately he's been playing around with remixes of Hip-Hop and R'n'B tunes, the latest being his take on Tinashe's "2 On." I judge remixes on a couple criteria: it has to bring something new to the table and it has to be at least as good as the original.
Taking what was originally a slinky, R'n'B jam with a dreamy female vocal, he kidnaps it at gunpoint for a ride to a way deeper, darker, but still pretty sexy place. His love for all things electro is on full display with ominous synths and and a much more prominent bass line, while the vocals have been tweaked to a place so far from where they started that it's kind of amazing they still sound good. Let's be honest most times you fiddle with something that much, it turns to crap.
So kudos to Drezo for managing to hit the mark on both counts: it's way different, and I dig it more than the original.
If you love Electro House, head over to Drezo's Soundcloud page
and thank me later.