DA Premiere: Destructo – 4Real (Drezo Remix)
Andre Haglund has been composing his own caustic brand of house music as Drezo for several years, but has recently experienced a noticeable spike in popularity. Haglund’s recent burst into the spotlight has undoubtedly been partially catalyzed by Dillon Francis’ adoption of Drezo as the sidekick for his pretentious, German alter ego, DJ Hanzel. More so than Francis’ endorsement, however, is the distinctive style that Drezo has clearly been developing for some time, and seems to now have fully realized in his releases of the last year.
There is a uniquely sinister character laden in Drezo’s sound. The timbre of his synthesis is characterized by a thick, ominous resonance akin to the echo produced by a lone drop of water sliding from a stalactite into a pool, deep within a pitch-black cavern. Drezo’s proven ability to harness this sound effectively over a driving house rhythm and intersperse it throughout a remix without overshadowing the essence of the original shows a remarkable versatility.
Gary Richards is the newest recipient of the Drezo treatment. For his remix of Destructo‘s recent collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign and ILOVEMAKONNEN, Drezo sticks to his roots to effectively integrate the often poppy elements of “4Real” into a reinterpretation that is as warehouse-compatible as any of his prior releases. Drezo begins his revision by weaving Destructo’s eerie synthesis with mechanized modulations of Ty Dolla $ign’s vocals, before lending way to a cathartic drop centered around elastic bass and relentless percussion. The end result of Drezo’s work is a production that transforms Destructo’s original mix entirely, while not adulterating its essence.