Yogi – Burial (Crookers Remix)
Once Yogi stepped onto the scene, the love affair that has flourished between dance music and hip-hop got really serious, really quickly. The Aftermath-approved, OWSLA-championed production troupe linked up with G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T to deliver one of the most praise worthy trap records of the year, “Burial.” Now the stomping hybrid track is getting a well-deserved remix package, with Crookers lending his veteran production experience to the compilation. Crookers ups the ante on Yogi and Pusha’s genre-crosser by cramming house music into the hip-hop framework of the original mix, delivering a club-primed G-house rendition of the track.
Reducing Pusha T’s lyrical knockout to merely an accentuation, Crookers allows distorted garage house to take over, with deep, growling synths carrying the remix. The tune’s simple, yet in-your-face bass line is subtly ornamented by somewhat off-beat clicks and glitches that ultimately tie into the track’s grimy, pounding crossover appeal quite well. With Crookers’ addition to the compilation aligning itself with the disregard of genre conventions theme, such as the original mix does, the latest remix to Yogi’s “Burial” explores even further dance music’s boundless versatility.