Earlier this summer, Panamanian bass mogul Rell The Soundbender capped off a hard-hitting performance at EDC Las Vegas with the release of his long-awaited Palante EP via Universal Music Group’s Aftercluv label. Just in time for the back-to-school party run, Rell has unveiled official remixes to the EP’s title track, “Criminal,” which features Los Rakas and Far East Movement. On the remix ticket are veterans and rising stars alike, including Wildfellaz, PuroWuan, Ma-Less, B L A N K ., Navaz, and Rell himself.
For their remake, Wildfellaz transform the track into a futuristic trap maelstrom, while Panamanian-Jamaican vixen Ma-Less goes for a sexed-up, hard bass vibe with a banging Spanish rap. Enigmatic producer B L A N K . opts for some true dubstep which purists of the sound will appreciate.
PuroWuan, who fans might recall as the feature on Rell’s recent release “Jamma,” shines by bringing a healthy dose of hard-hitting Latin swag and bass-forward flare to the track, whereas young talent Navaz goes far left with a sultry, tribal tech house rendition that will remind listeners of nights on the Terrace Room at Club Space Miami.
Finally, Rell himself comes in clutch with his own amped up, chopped-and-skewered VIP remake.