Mar 31, 2011
Reworking the Art of Mashup
Gareth Emery vs Alex Speaker - Exposure (Ben Nicky Mashup)

Ben Nicky recently mashed up Gareth Emery’s classic Exposure and Alex Speaker’s Hey Yo, and boy will it get you going. After scrambling to find the song, Ben was kind enough to share a copy with LessThan3 and it’s been breaking in my speakers ever since. Armin describes Nicky as one of “the hardest working artists in the trance scene,” and it really shows through his attention to detail.

This modern-day trance mashup is more of a remix than anything else. Instead of a jolting fade or jammed-together feel, Ben has revamped the entire song. The result is a great track with hints of the originals to keep it interesting to listeners familiar with the original tracks. Nicky’s Exposure is harder than the original, and has an electro edge with dirty house drops. On the other hand, the remake is more trancey than the original Hey Yo.

Ben’s podcast is released twice a month and has been known to add in some techy house vibes to complement his normal trance sounds. Definitely check it out to expand your dance horizons.

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