Black Sun Empire – Arrakis (Noisia Remix)
Noisia have done it once again, showing us why they are one of, if not the best producers in the world.
Starting from an already strong base from the legendary Black Sun Empire, Noisa’s remix of Arrakis is one of the darkest, most devious tracks that has graced the ears of drum & bass enthusiasts in many, many moons.
Their remix builds perfectly off the original, starting off with the spooky wind chimey instruments that was one of the centerpieces of BSE’s original. It then progresses into the melodic breakdown with a lead that wouldn’t sound out of place in a hardcore track. It’s not long before they add an insanely grimey reece bassline that adds that extra level of dark twistedness to the production.
What follows next is something that strongly reminds me of mid 00’s Evol Intent style tunes; a perfectly mixed explosion of grungey basslines, heavy drums and an abundance of rides and cymbals. That’s not to say it’s an unrelenting onslaught from start to finish. They masterfully control the pace by alternate between atmospheric breaks and builds before slamming it back into gear and turning it up to 11 once again.
Though Noisia often lean towards the darker spectrum of drum and bass, their Arrakis remix really pushes it to the next level.