For "The Gathering Storm Remixes" Mr. Sampson set out to gather new perspective on their second EP “The Gathering Storm”. Featuring remixes from Cheatcode, Agent Zero, Aurize, Dark City Agent, and a self remixed track, this EP explores a diverse range of sound from both like minded and contrasting artists.
A staple producer in the Massachusetts scene, Cheatcode brings a distinct hip-hop flavor to this remix. By utilizing a host of analog synths, his remix draws in the listener with a catchy melody and bassline accompaniment. Through his unique infusion the original song’s organic elements, he crafts a horn heavy, downbeat interpretation of the EP’s title track “The Gathering Storm”.
As a rising producer in Philadelphia’s rapidly growing electronic scene, and as a fellow Funkadelphia artist, it was without question that Agent Zero’s deep psychedelic waves would appear on this EP. His bass-heavy flip of “Weight Of Time” kicks off with speaker-filling wobbles and a distinctive harmonica melody, and carries an upbeat dance vibe throughout the length of the track.
Budding Philadelphia producer Aurize dropped a surprise on us with a totally fresh take on the mellow and emotionally dense track “Mistakes”. With an old-school vibe reminiscent of hip-hop pioneer J-Dilla’s “Donuts”, his remix settles into a deep, head-nodding groove, and sounds like the soundtrack to a blunted summer’s eve.
Mr. Sampson’s remix of “Duality” enhances the energy of the original track, introducing an uptempo glitch-hop flavor. Straying true to the original song’s format, at times this remix feels more like a VIP than a full-on remix. The track rides steadily until the 2-minute mark, where its full energy is unleashed, and then slowly descends over the remainder of the song.
Boston duo Dark City Agent fuses live instrumentation with bass heavy production, creating a beautiful synth-scape in every track. They are notorious for turning out high quality remixes, and this one does not disappoint. Their remix of “Moon Thinker” features swirling arpeggios and majestic horns that beckon the listener on an epic journey to the moon and beyond...