Tasmanian producer Akouo (pronounced “ak-oo-oh”) first popped onto our radar last year as one of the 10 Australian Producers You Need To Hear. He’s thrown down fantastic remixes for the likes of Flume and Banks, and now he’s back with a refreshing remix of Childish Gambino’s 3005, off his second studio album, Because the Internet, which dropped last month. Hip hop heads and electronic fans rejoice, this one is a beaut.
3005 is a great title, because this remix sounds like it came from a thousand years into the future. Stripped-down vocals, sexy claps, and smooth percussion enables the song to feel both glossy and hard-hitting at the same time, and it’s almost unrecognizable when compared to the original. This is electronic hip hop at its best, and the best part is, it’s free! Download it right here.