Sinjin Hawke – Onset (KRANE & Alexander Lewis Remix)
Though Sinjin Hawke has been producing music for the better part of a decade, the incredibly talented producer only pierced the consciousness of the larger dance community when he released the pristine EP First Opus earlier this year. For some, the record was a glint in the void left by a sorely missed Rustie and other “post-trap” and “post-dubstep” artists recently recruited by the higher ups of the hip hop community.
Among those inspired by by the enigmatic release are KRANE and Alexander Lewis, two bass-loving maestros known for their dynamic remixes and subtle, layered sound. Together, the duo have taken on one of the most gripping tracks on Hawke’s breakout EP, “Onset.”
“I was blown away by Sinjin Hawke’s use of Orchestral instruments in his latest project “First Opus”, something that I’ve inherently done with my music and the use of trombone,” said Lewis. “Onset instantly impressed me and it felt natural that I should take a stab at putting my spin on an already amazing tune.”
“There’s always been this common practice of how remixers go about wanting to remix something- like its a measure of the original artist and their reputation, or how hyped up they are at the moment,” said KRANE of the remix effort. “I really just wanted to move away from that and hopefully do justice to something I found to be really special and different.”
Together, they’ve done just that — layering Hawke’s lush original track with a complex net of percussive and synth sounds. it’s a stellar effort from the duo that’s more inventive than pure homage, but somehow pays perfect respect to the original track.