5 Great Remixes of EMBRZ Tracks by Other Artists
Before he even donned the EMBRZ moniker, Jack Casey made a name for himself by delivering stunning remixes of songs by major artists. By reimagining the music of acts like Ellie Goulding, The 1975, and Carly Rae Jepsen, he introduced his keen sound design to a wide audience of music fans.
It didn’t take long for the shoe to go on the other foot. Before he released the single that catapulted his career on Lane 8’s This Never Happened label, EMBRZ found himself the subject of remixes that cast a new light on his ever-growing discography.
When it comes to producing music, EMBRZ sets a high bar with every piece of music he puts out. That’s why the following five remixes are all the more impressive for adding something new and exciting to each equation.
1. Higher (Vorsa Remix)
The original version of “Higher” opted for a tranquil future bass beat structure set off by vibrant instrumental samples. Vorsa left a lot of the stronger elements intact, but underscored them with a four-on-the-floor rhythm still slow enough to keep the soothing ambience of the original.
2. Fire ft. pennybirdrabbit (Tyzo Bloom Remiz)
EMBRZ loaded up “Fire” featuring pennybirdrabbit with unique glitch effects that made the future bass track one of the more experimental entries of his discography. Tyzo Bloom rearranged it as a more traditional future bass soundscape, giving it new life in sets by some of the genre’s dedicated DJs.
3. Close 2 U ft. Harvie (Leon Lour Remix)
The best remixes cast a new light on their source material, and Leon Lour accomplished exactly that with his rendition of “Close 2 U” featuring Harvie by EMBRZ. The effervescent synth work of the original gives way to invigorating sawtooths in his version, which only hints at the core motifs of the EMBRZ track.
4. Like It Or Not ft. joan (JNTHN STEIN Remix)
“Like It Or Not” stands out as one of the more straightforward singles delivered by EMBRZ. JNTHN STEIN took his remix outside the box, pairing joan’s radio-ready vocal with quirky sound design subtleties. The result brings an experimental vibe to the upbeat themes of the original.
5. She Won’t Let Me Down ft. Leo Stannard (French Braids Remix)
Lo-fi pads, emphatic sidechaining, and overall punchy sounds: there’s a lot that sets French Braids’ remix of “She Won’t Let Me Down” featuring Leo Stannard apart. Perhaps the best part of this version, however, is its melody. Adding emotive accents to the chord progression of EMBRZ’ original, it makes for an entirely new concept despite the vocal remaining largely intact.
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