Bass collision—stream REAPER’s stylization of Koven’s ‘Shut My Mouth’
2021 is foreshadowing quite the year for REAPER. With a release itinerary heating up to revalidate his Dancing Astronaut Artist to Watch bid, the mysterious producer continues to establish his sound as one rapidly transforming the modern drum ‘n’ bass institution. Colliding with labelmates Koven, REAPER unleashes his ballistic interpretation of the UK duo’s track “Shut My Mouth” in his return to Monstercat.
The Bassrush Records Insomniac TV ID sprouts a distinctly divergent identity from its predecessor, despite both living in the bass territory. The REAPER rework brings a notably faster pace in consistency with his genre stylings. Coupled with the original’s fluorescent vocals and thrashing drops, the new invigoration morphs dance music’s commercial elements with a long-beloved structure resulting in one concoction of cutting-edge appeal. It’s difficult to deny that REAPER may singlehandedly be popularizing drum ‘n’ bass in the U.S. market, and his latest is proof.
Stream REAPER’s remix of “Shut My Mouth” below.
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