NYC imprint Sweat Equity boss, JX Cannon, has turned to Qween Beat-affiliated ballroom producer Byrell The Great for a mechanically minimal remix of "Gagged," off of his forthcoming Tanked EP. Pairing back the hardcore-indebted bombast of the original, Byrell's take is sleek, precisely calibrated, and luxuriant in its rhythmic striation—building power and a sense of aura more through careful arrangement than full-tilt overdrive.
"The first time I saw Byrell was in the basement of the now defunct Lit Lounge," said JX Cannon to THUMP via email. "We've played together at parties like Bounce Gallery and Hot Action, and he always slays his sets. I was so excited he agreed to do a remix for the EP!"
Tanked/Gagged will be inaugurate Loveless Records' new sub-label Materia, available July 8 on Bandcamp and June 15 in stores.
Recently, JX Cannon got together with Fake Accent/Shottas founder Tygapaw for a scorching B2B ahead of NYC's first Spice Ball. That wasn't before he produced that viral Jersey club Obama remix though.
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