Etnik – Unclassified (Rusko Remix)
OWSLA’s secret weapon, up-and-coming producer Etnik, made notable waves with his single “Unclassified” last year. The 21-year-old German beat maker procured a hissing hip-hop inspired piece, marked by a cooling, minimal disposition. Now the tune is being revisited, this time by veteran UK talent, Rusko. Known for his womping, gurlgling dubstep, Rusko has recently begun to move away from his classic sound and explore other genres and styles, tackling a remix project with the same framework in mind.
Departing from his usual style, Rusko flips “Unclassified” upside down, relying on pitch-bending vocal snippets and less on the original mix’s hard lyrical appeal. Toning down the original track’s mean-mug appeal for more mellow chords, Rusko turns Etnik’s stand-out single into a completely different tune, giving it a much much laid-back feel, in a fresh departure from his famed production style.