Malaa reworks a menacing fan-favorite, with ‘Bling Bling (2020 Remix)’ [Stream]
Two years after its initial release, Malaa’s wall-to-wall single, “Bling Bling,” has gotten a makeover, courtesy of the masked menace himself. The enigmatic producer revisits the dark pulse of the original, hastening the bpm, rising it and letting it recline at a characteristic tech house pace. The vocal remains intact, but loops at the ascent of Malaa’s 2020 revision. Gone is the glitchy breakdown that added idiosyncratic quirk to the 2018 take, and in its place is an undulating, house-centric swing that moves with agility. It’s deep and nefarious in tone, proof that Malaa’s stylistic signature remains deliciously unchanged, even years later.
Ultimately, you could still “rob a bank to this sh*t,” as the house galvanizer has so fervently asserted in the past, and after a spin of “Bling Bling (2020 Remix),” it’s clear that was an integral part of Malaa’s re-imaginative intent.
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