Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (The Remixes)
As we predicted in our review of Steve Aoki’s Wonderland, the album is getting the full Ultra/Dim Mak marketing treatment: a badass music video, a huge tour, and now, its first remix package. The dubstep-infused “Ladi Dadi” has been remixed by Tommy Trash (does the man ever sleep?), Angger Dimas, Autoerotique, and Pixel Cheese. No word on a release date yet, but check out previews of all four past the break.
Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)
Yes, we know: Tommy Trash remixes everything, it all sounds the same, and so on and so on. All of the critiques lobbed at Tommy and his work are valid, but we unabashedly love his electro beats and stellar drops. TT’s remix of “Ladi Dadi” features his usual synths, but the melody he created here gives the track more emotional resonance than the original.
Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Angger Dimas Remix)
Angger Dimas collaborated with Aoki on the hard-hitting Wonderland track “Steve Jobs,” and brings his dubby, trippy aesthetic to his “Ladi Dadi” remix. Dimas contrasts the smoothness of the vocals with a jarring wobble, flipping the poppy original on its head.
Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Autoerotique Remix)
Dim Mak’s own Autoerotique put their spin on “Ladi Dadi” too, upping the drama of the original and adding in a great progressive-meets-electro beat too. All we know is that this preview left us wanting more in a major way.
Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Pixel Cheese Remix)
In a sharp contrast to the slowed-down chorus in the original “Ladi Dadi,” the chorus in Pixel Cheese’s remix only serves to heighten the anticipation for the drop: a driving bassline propels the track into an electro beat that’s not unlike something we’d hear from Tommy Trash. Which isn’t a bad thing.