We are so excited to bring you this gorgeous beast of a remix. When good friend and local bass music badman Omega, aka Chris Cox, sent this one over I nearly jumped out of my chair! Of course Ellie Golding has such an amazing voice and her cover of ‘High For This,’ a collaboration with Xaphoon Jones (Drummer & Producer for Chiddy Bang), has exploded on the internet; reaching nearly 30,000 downloads and 182,000 plays in the past four days it continues to receive attention from blogs and remixers of all sorts, but this remix in particular really stands out amongst the rest. From the get go, you probably won’t notice much of a difference from the original, but don’t be fooled, a little less than a minute in you get a little taste of Omega’s style when his powerful drums kick in and start setting the tone for the dramatic breakdown which drops right at the 1:17 mark. All of the sudden, the entire feel of the track turns evil, it literally made the hairs on the back up my neck stand up, and I’m not sure if there was a cloud going by while I was listening to this but the lighting my entire room seemed to dim a little. As the breakdown elegantly floats it’s way down into an unexplored tunnel, you hear a creature of a synth breathing within the depths. At this point there is no turning back, if you turn it off now the mystery of what’s around the next corner will haunt you forever. Soon, a soft kick drum emerges like a beating heart and then a rising snare roll builds up to that very moment when you peek around the final turn and a monster is revealed, the vocals loop and time seems to stop creating a tension so tight that you can cut it with a butter knife. Finally, you make eye contact with the giant creature right before it leaps at you and one last snare punches you in the face, instantly snapping you back into reality. The bass rips through every inch of your body as you begin your descent down the big drop of the roller coaster ride intertwined with formant wobbles and quickly morphing growls.
This whole adventure is made possible by Omega’s professional experience in sound design and engineering. The guy really does make the speakers come alive, and if you are in need of his mastering services you can find more info on his webpage here: http://bassmusicmastering.com/
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