On the Download: DJ Excel’s “Disco Flow” Remix
Don’t know too much about this Phil Adé character, other than that he’s one of those nimble, excited young rappers really repping this whole super-nebulous “DMV” movement, but Bmore Original’s DJ Excel turned Adé’s “Disco Flow” into, well—actually, not all that sure how to explain this one. Excel’s made a club song on speed, with the classic breakbeats rushing by rapid-fire—or really, even more rapid-fire than usual—temporarily letting up for some glitchy sample malfunctions and toward the end, a whooshing, nearly dubstep rhythm. Strangely, Excel leaves Adé’s vocals pretty much untouched. The whole thing might even be categorized as some kind of throwback ’ardkore/jungle remix. Given Bmore Original’s recent experiments with next-big-thing moombahton, and now this, Excel’s developing a global approach to club music that doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense but is really awesome. Throw in “Boys and Girls,” Jonny Blaze’s recent dubstep experiment, and there just might be some kind of club-not-club mini-movement about to happen.
You can download “Disco Flow (DJ Excel Remix)” here.