Mt. Eden releases ‘Distance Kills Remix EP’
Dubstep no longer packs the main stage at Ultra; mainstream America’s musical tastes have changed since its glory days five years ago. And while Mt. Eden are undoubtedly one of the genre’s most significant pioneers, they’ve been at work in the studio exploring new sounds with which to experiment since giving us such gems as “Sierra Leone.” Their debut single on Ultra Music, “Distance Kills” was an evocative, multi-layered collaboration with Nolita Knights that propelled the New Zealand-based outfit’s name back into the spotlight. Now, fellow artists Liquid Stranger and Beach Season each give the tune a unique spin in the remix package.
Swedish producer Liquid Stranger takes listeners back to the not-so-long-forgotten grit of the dub step genre and reminds fans just why the loved it with his bass-driven, wobble-filled edit. Calgary-based duo Beach Season, on the other hand, opt for a more whimsical sound, focusing on groove, melody and a Flume-esque collage of sound effects.