Since the album dropped, I’ve been eagerly awaiting some remixes from Nero‘s full-length LP, titled Welcome Reality. My wishes came true recently when I caught the remix EP of one of the biggest tracks from the album, Crush on You. The original is an instant classic, doling up some hairspray pop over some incredibly dancey bass before it all turns into… well, just listen. Hear the original (and watch the video below) and you’ll understand why I’ve been so stoked to finally hear some remixes of this bomb ass tune. If this is the pace Nero is setting for new mixes, I cannot wait to see how the rest of the remixes for Welcome Reality shape up.
Remixes on this beat come from none other than Knife Party and KillSonik. The Knife Party remix maintains that late ’80s/early ’90s feel but, in typical Knife Party fashion, the remix is super stabby. Translating the dubstep bomb to a drumstep nuke was not a problem for the new group. The KillSonik remix is a devastating one, keeping the tune in the realm of dubstep while making sure it ODs on bass-steroids. The track hits harder than hard, but the production value is definitely there. The drums are crisp and unique, and the melodies stay worthy throughout.