DA Premiere: Etnik – Unclassified (Wiwek Remix)
Etnik and Mykki Blanco teamed up last year for a knockout crossover cut “Unclassified” that earned a spot on OWSLA‘s best of 2014 compilation EGGNOG. Raising the emerging German producer’s profile stateside, the tune aligns perfectly with OWSLA’s forward-thinking sound as it brings aggressive hip-hop to the dance floor. Now the track is being given a new remix package featuring five new takes on the track. Keeping the gritty frame of “Unclassified” intact, Wiwek steps up for our latest premiere working in his dark moombah-inspired production style on the remix.
The sound is unmistakable, aptly known as “jungle terror.” The Netherlands-based beat maker keeps Mykki Blanco’s sharp lyrical spits rolling over tribal drum progressions, followed by whirling sirens and shrill whistles and a keenly placed looping hook. Wiwek’s pounding drum layers complimented by the remnants of Etnik’s original rendition mesh together perfectly on this remix, pushing both of these emerging producers’ unique styles onward.