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Rustie- "Surph" ft. Nightwave

New MusicNicholas KindrachukComment

Electronic artist Rustie proved on his last LP, Glass Swords, that he was able to make interesting music that is very club and dubstep influenced while maintaining some personality in terms of style. A balance that I imagine is difficult to maintain.

"Surph" is a track from that LP, and now this remixed version features stronger vocals from fellow electronic artist, Nightwave, who gives the song far more texture. So much so that now listening to the original version feels like it was missing something all along, I just didn't notice until now. The challenge with making any kind of remix is creating something that is true to the original while giving the track your own distinct flair. What Nightwave did feels distinctly pop like, but its catchier sound is better than I imagined. I think I may even prefer this over the original, which is rare when it comes to remixes of any kind.