Few artists can say they released their debut album at the age of 19, even fewer can say they redefined what is possible within their genre. Bop, however, simultaneously achieved both with the release of his debut “Clear Your Mind” on Med School in the summer of 2009. He has carved out an unparalleled ice-cold sound by taking the rudimentary elements of drum+bass and effortlessly fusing them with ambient techno, IDM and minimal dubstep.
Now Med School is delighted to present five stunning re-interpretations of choice tracks from “Clear Your Mind”, as some of the biggest innovators in drum+bass further enhance and amplify Bop’s creations. First up on remix duty is Blu Mar Ten with an epic adaptation of “Nothing Makes Any Sense”, characterised by outstanding organic drum programming, rapturous vocal melodies and a growling reese. “Tears Of A Lonely Metaphysician” is next in line as Lynx + Hellrazor stamp their authority on the opening track from Bop‘s debut album. The script is well and truly flipped, taking the dancefloor on a deep and dark journey with seemingly endless progressions and massive attention to detail.
Russian counterpart Subwave supplies deadly new rhythms on “Song About My Dog”. The divine lead from the original remains in full effect, now underpinned by trademark Subwave beats and a brand new bassline progression to get down to. If that wasn’t enough, we wrap up the EP with two remixes of “Enjoy The Moment”. The first is a rolling amen rinse-out by Thinnen, the iambop.com remix competition winner, who edged out hundreds of other entrants by striking the perfect balance between elements of Bop’s original and his own deep sliding bassline and breaks. The second is a heart-rending and melancholic dubstep rendition from fellow Saint-Petersburg urbanite Unquote, featuring chilling vocals and sumptuous strings.
Bop has revolutionised perceptions of music at 170bpm, these remixes are destined to push the boundaries even further and add to the lengthy list of support Bop has already received right across the musical spectrum from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Christian Martin (Dirty Bird Records), Marcus Intalex, London Elektricity, Instra:mental, dBridge, Nerm & D-Code, Skream, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Knowledge, ATM and many many more.