El-B's rub features on 'Big Deal [The Remixes] Pt 2' (out next week)
Another great track premiere for you today, as iDJ brings you a first listen to El-B's remix of Hybrid Theory & Trilla's *Big Deal.
First out in 2016 on Hybrid Theory's own Four40 Records, Big Deal is now getting the remix treatment in style, with not one but two remix EPs coming your way for 2017. Part 1, out this week, features the Original Mix, plus an instrumental and a refix from DJ Cable. The real meat, though, is in Part 2, out next week, where you'll find rerubs from Shaun Dean, Bushbaby, Endor and UKG/dubstep veteran El-B.
As you'd expect from Four40, the remixes cover a range of bass music styles, from DJ Cable's grime/hip-hop stylings, to the Niche-style bassline/4X4 of Endor's rub, to Bushbaby's Afro-infused take. But it's El-B's sparse remix, which retains the full rap vocal but underpins it with cavernous bass drops and haunting, glacial synths, that's floating our boat the most.
See what you think...
Like that? Then Big Deal [The Remixes] Pt 2 is out on Four40 Records on 7 August