Duck Sauce released their highly anticipated debut album Quack in 2014 to heavy fanfare. One of the album’s biggest hits was NRG, which saw a massive remix from Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and Milo & Otis. Now, the bass beast known as Brillz has put his own spin on the remix, using only live instruments.
Here is what Brillz had to say about the creation:
It all started as a conversation about how important it is to balance the synthetic digital realm with the organic human realm of creating art. I challenged myself to recreate one of my favorite tunes with all live instruments, no MIDI or programming. Every sound you hear on this record was played by me and recorded with a mic. Still to this day there is no plugin that sounds as good as a real Hammond B3 with a Leslie cabinet. I played most of the weird synth sounds on an early 70’s MiniKorg with an original RAT pedal thru a matchless amp with an SM57, and recorded all the percussion in an actual hallway to get that “hall verb”. There’s a behind the scenes vid I posted if ur interested in seeing some of that stuff.
I am by no means “a great musician” but I have fun with it and thats why I got into making music in the first place!!!! I’m sitting on a plane, about to take off so I gotta wrap this up…just wanna say thanks for the love on this and being open minded enough to enjoy something different! Also huge big ups to my friends Duck Sauce, Skrillex, Kill The Noise and Milo & Otis for making one of my favorite tunes ever!!
Check out the making-of video down below and stream the full song up above.