I t’s a great week for moombahton fans with Major Lazer dropping their third album, Peace Is The Mission, on Monday. The album is incredibly diverse in sound, ranging from slower, more instrumental songs like ‘Powerful’ featuring Ellie Goulding’s vocals to the heavy dubstep sound of ‘Blaze Up The Fire’ and the rap verses found in ‘Night Riders’. While the album may appear incohesive at first, it is ultimately held together by the unmistakable Caribbean vibes– the ones signature to Major Lazer’s sound– found in each song.
I could talk about Peace Is The Mission for days, but I recently stumbled upon a fantastic remix of ‘Roll The Bass’ by young Australian DJ Tom Budin that’s just as hype as the album itself. Only 19 years old and already the winner of Zedd’s Clarity Remix competition, the Aussie DJ transforms the blaring moombahton of ‘Roll The Bass’ into groovy future house. Around thirty seconds, Tom Budin introduces a bouncy keyboard melody that maintains the high-energy of the song. His decision to leave Major Lazer’s vocals completely untouched maintains the reggae sound of the original but also highlights the way he’s remixed the song to drop less harshly. DJ Tom Budin’s remix of ‘Roll The Bass’ is upbeat, charismatic, and extremely refreshing in light of the myriad of ‘Lean On’ remixes released in response to Peace Is The Mission.
Watch out for this,