Blockchain Beats (EP) – Release Date: Jun 3, 2022
TOKiMONSTA transforms the title track off of MNDR’s Hell to Be You Baby album into a spacey club banger. The track (originally produced by Mark Ronson & Peter Wade) is now propelled by a four-on-the-floor beat and a percussive, ‘90s-inspired deep house organ accent, but the L.A. producer’s remix is by no means backward looking; TOKiMONSTA applies a 21st century sheen to her propulsive arrangement, with bright, psychedelic synth pads chasing MNDR’s swirling melodies. Who knew something titled “Hell to Be You Baby” could be filled with such positive energy?
The start of these two friends’ many collaborations dates back almost a decade with RAC’s slinky nu-disco remix of MNDR’s “Feed Me Diamonds,” followed soon after by her feature spot on his big hit, “Let Go.” The release of Hell to Be You Baby brings them together again, and it’s here that the Portland-by-way-of-Portugal producer places his indie-dance signature on this heady remix of the new album’s title song (originally produced by Mark Ronson & Peter Wade.) With chunky layers of stereo-panned guitars and a hypnotizing Andrew Weatherall-inspired groove, RAC casts a mesmerizing spell that is sure to guide the listener towards instant, head-nodding bliss.
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