Josh Pan, a long time TEC favorite and one of our 2015 Spotlight Artists, is now OWSLA’s latest signee. He recently put out a collaboration with X&G on OWSLA’s Worldwide Broadcast, and is back again this time with an Opus of Keith Ape’s “It G Ma“, deemed “a masterpiece” by Skrillex himself.
An opus is “a separate composition or set of compositions by a particular composer,” in this case Josh Pan and Sakuraburst who arranged this Opus featuring work by Misogi, X&G, Medasin, & oshi. The talent-studded 14 minute production features the vocals of the It G Ma rendition with A$AP Ferg, Father, Dumbfoundead & Waka Flocka Flame and adds an additional verse by Anderson.Paak.
The epic Opus starts with an eery intro before flipping into an harsh trap drop with Keith Ape and A$AP Ferg’s vocals layered over. The track then slows down before going into Josh Pan’s “chamber” for Ferg’s verse in the track, before transitioning into Misogi and oshi’s “Beowulf” which complements Keith Ape’s vocals perfectly. Josh then takes the track to Waka Flocka’s verse interestingly paired with a melodic future bass sound from Medasin’s “Gold“. This is followed by Dumbfounded, who’s hard hitting verse is backed up by an even harder hitting beat. Anderson.Paak’s new original verse comes next in the Opus that can be easily described as “going in”. Finally the journey ends with an outro by Sakuraburst in a melodic chaos.
Josh Pan and Sakuraburst absolutely killed their Opus remix of Keith Ape’s viral hit, with an excellently structured sequence of verses and various beats to match. Without a doubt, two artists to watch this year.