Skrillex turned four new Recess flips loose on the schoolyard today in the the Recess Remixes EP featuring new takes from a hand-picked crew of the wildest bad boys on the bass music playground.
Skrilly enlists Milo & Otis, Valentino Khan, Ape Drums, and Flux Pavilion for a diverse reimagining of the punchy glitch hop number and four new ways to enjoy one of the most popular tracks from his recent debut album. While they range in style and cover a good bit of the bass music spectrum, none pass on Fatman Scoop’s hyped vocals, because why would you?
We open with a booty-concerned take from LA duo Milo & Otis, which draws heavily upon the horns, cheers, and vocals found in the original but instead opts for a wonky, plucky lead in place of the imperial blasters. Stick around ’til the end for a curious, borderline spooky outro.
Valentino Khan builds his bouncy remix on the back of an upbeat Jersey club rhythm that shifts tempos to booty bounce territory two-thirds in–a formidable party-starter and one we predict will be a go-to in his future sets.
Ape Drums drags Recess‘ glitch-moombah flavor further into the realm of the latter using a twerk-ready beat with deep kicks and a new phased-out lead.
Flux Pavilion sends us off in anthemic style with his slow and deliberate dubstep version that rides pulsating synth chords in a way that recalls 2013’s Starlight and makes for a solid ending to the powerful package of bassy reworks. Pick it up here from OWSLA/Big Beat.