Firestorm EP The Remixes by Far Too Loud
The Firestorm EP by Far Too Loud released last July was indeed a red-hot and storming release. It was supported by Diplo, Sub Focus, Pendulum, Dillon Francis, Bare Noize, Culture Shock and hit many a festival tent across the globe. ‘Firestorm EP The Remixes ‘ will level it up further.
The skills of Peo de Pitte, Karetus, Specimen A and SKisM doing ’600 Years’ bring their patches and effects to the Beatport headliner.
The tune that gets the treatment is of course the sensational ‘Firestorm’. Peo’s is an aquired taste but one that can be appreciated by many. Very Diplo and Mad Decent like. The support for this man is global so this will have a ton of support for sure. A big room Electro roof lifter with a Dirty Dutch flavour. Warm, energetic and loud. The Karetus version is very European Bass music. There tends to be a touch more flow in comparison to the similar style of Electro/Dubstep from the States. It begins gangster-like. Deep, dark and passive, and then there’s game changer. The build-up to the drop blazes the trail to the darkness synths notes known to humankind. A proper monster. The Specimen A version is an absolute pearler. More groove, more dirt but what it really does need is more volume. It has to be loud. A full clubland belter with a twist on the original. A smart dubby Trap remix, I reckon. SKisM on the track ’600 Years’ is a little radically in comparison. It’s been sexed up a bit. Loving the subtle bubbles from a smoker’s bong going on in the build up. The tunes been stretched out a bit and it’s been ragga’d up with some very heavy DnB beats. I like that as it comes across as having two different vibes to it. A marching stomp one minute and then a frantic bounce the next! It is ferocious and funky. An amazing piece of material.
Peo de Pitte – EXCLUSIVE on ukf
Specimen A – EXCLUSIVE on BBC Radio 1
The Annie Nightingale Show First track
Karetus – EXCLUSIVE on MADubstep
SKisM – EXCLUSIVE on Radio 1Xtra
The Crissy Chris Show
“The Firestorm EP received such a great response that following it up with a remix EP seemed to me like a pretty good plan. For an electro house remix of Firestorm I wanted something in a very different style to the original, not all-out banging basslines. I’ve been into Peo de Pitte’s tracks for ages and was pretty sure that he could deliver what I was after, which he did with the skill of a master producer. Initially I had just Peo and Skism down for remixes, but I wanted more than two. After I heard Karetus’ Entrudo EP they were my top choice for a third remix, and I think they’ve captured exactly what I liked about their EP and applied it to Firestorm. I had thought Skism would turn in a 140 dubstep remix, but instead we got a huge drumstep/DnB mashup, which I have absolutely no problem with as it’s something I’m going to love playing out! To fill the 140 tempo gap Specimen A came in to provide a fourth remix, giving Firestorm a unique heavy trap workout. All in all, I’m a very happy bunny with the work of all four remixers and want to send a big shout out to them!”
- Oli Cash aka Far Too Loud.
It is a standard Far Too Loud release really but with the bonus addition of globally renowned talent. It is an honour to hear it and is typically most excellent.
‘Firestorm EP The Remixes’ by Far Too Loud released by Funkatech Records on Dec 17th, 2012 features Peo de Pitte, Karetus, Specimen A and SKisM