Rinzen whips deadmau5 ‘Monophobia’ into an analog masterpiece
When it came time to select a few artists to remix the icon’s most recent single — an extra-special collaboration with Rob Swire titled “Monophobia” — he put his trust into his newest protégés to rise to the challenge of making their own standout works out of his original.
LA-based Rinzen was one of the few, and despite his short tenure on the label, has done a more-than-formidable job in standing up to deadmau5′ artistry. He relies solely on instrumentation to evoke the same bittersweet emotions as “Monophobia” in its first form, replacing Swire’s vocal with his trusty analog synths and giving the bassline more attention for an earthier feel.
“There’s a certain magic to a deadmau5 song. I wanted to retain that sort of timeless melodic quality while adding a bit of my own darker Rinzen flavor into the mix.” – Rinzen on his remix
Ultimately, the burgeoning producer’s take on “Monophobia” upholds its integrity, while distinguishing itself as a more celestial, sentimental piece that is ready to spark goosebumps in those listening.
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