Where do massive tracks go After Life? If you’re French house luminary Tchami (pictured left), they go to some of the biggest names in dance music for a remix package.
Out now, the After Life Remixes EP features resurrections by Mercer and DJ Snake (pictured right), San Holo, Jauz, Point Point, and Malaa. While very different, they all do justice to the original’s inventive creator in their own way with originality. As a once-unknown project himself, Tchami hits the mark here in his effort to fill the EP with the sounds of tomorrow.
Jauz hands in a heavy lead-off groove that blends house and breaks that should please fans of booty bass from the likes of Wuki, while San Holo’s approach hits ears a bit softer with a “future” R&B-style take with fits of Jersey between its synth-heavy drops.
The mysterious Malaa (no, it isn’t DJ Snake) and his/her four-to-the-floor cut play a keystone role, splitting the other four hybrid-born mixes in half and offering a straightforward bass house intermission that will definitely bring you up out of your seat, but not outside for a break.
Point Point brings us back in slow with a gently grooving indie dance vibe, a must-have for lovers of chill or tropical house.
Tchami’s unholy allies DJ Snake and Mercer wrap things up rather surprisingly with a big batch of booty breaks and another example of his clergy taking the paths less travelled, if even within their own skill sets, for “small is the gate and narrow the road” to standout status today. BONUS: Check out Snake and Mercer’s remix in action in his EDC recap video.
Pick up the EP here.