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Sick verses, deep brass and stuttered synths: Apollø’s latest remix is everything a grime track should be and more

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Brisbane based Apollø is making a name for himself locally with a series of trap heavy, dub remixes that pack more punch than Tyson in his prime. His latest, a diabolical mix of SHVRDS and Allistere’s Orientate feat. DeeVilla takes the festival-prepped original track and shoves it face-first into a filthy nang den, a club-ready remix beefed up with all kinds of grimy spice.

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Apollø turns SHVRDS and Allistere’s track Orientate on it’s head with his latest remix, a grimed-up banger that’s itching to be blasted through the hardest soundsystems in Brisbane.

While Apollø has previously rooted himself within dubstep and EDM territory, this Orientate mix shows a penchant for grime we haven’t seen yet, at least on the surface of his tunes.

Perhaps it’s owed to the sick flow of DeeVilla’s verse in the original track, but the down-low synth brass lick and eased back percussion of Apollø’s mix definitely shows nods to kings of the genre like RL Grime or Skepta. Heading closer to home, visions of Dro Carey’s latest track Elevate feat. Cadell are conjured up.

That’s not to say this track isn’t Apollø’s own. The stuttered synth attacks heard in Orientate‘s breakdowns are instantly familiar to fans of the DJ, a signature on an otherwise more expressive and experimental track than the young gun is used to.

You can listen to the mix at the top of the article, but if you’re a regular keeno you can check out Apollø’s extended Orientate mix below, dropped only two days ago:

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If we’ve learnt anything from the last five years of music, it’s that there’s always room for the next big electro producer. The amount of venues pushing dub and tech nights lately is proof, not to mention festivals’ acceptance of these genres that were once fringe.

If Apollø sticks to his guns and keeps pumping out remixes as raunchy as this one, expect massive things for the Brissy producer. Orientate is available to download for free. Head here to grab it.

 

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December 13, 2016