Written by Haley Darbonne
Over a year ago Whethan gave us the Life of a Wallflower album which rocked not only us but the charts as well; with “Superlove,” “Be Like You” and “Good Nights.” Ethan Snoreck Whethan is back with his melodic future bass beats in his album Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 (Remixes) with no disappointments.
Right off the bat my personal favorite was “Top Shelf (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) [Perto Remix].” Its gritty, its loud and hell of a different noise than the original track. Another quality re-imagining was “Good Nights (feat. Mascolo) [TRAILS Remix]“ which gave the track a whole new persona with the groovy beats playing in the background. It kind of makes me think I’m cruising down by the beach with the top down.
Now for some wonky rhythm, declaring the “Together [Ramzoid Remix]” turns the whole original track UPSIDE DOWN. Like comparing day and night between the two tracks and still not being able to decide which one is better. However, all hail the king, Chet Porter for coming in hot with “Superlove (feat. Oh Wonder) [Chet Porter Remix].” The dude speeds up the track then drops a countdown into a crazy transition.
One of the most surprising remixes on the album comes from the man himself. Whethan remixes his own track “Be Like You (feat. Broods)” and it comes as a shock how well this song can be transformed into a house lovers dream come true. “Radar (feat. HONNE) [SAINT WKND Remix]” was the cherry on top. The beat stayed on course with a future bass drip that was as smooth as butter. Last, but not least, “Wallflower [MELVV Remix]” is a sensational piece off the album as well as “Love Gang (feat. Charli XCX) [Danny L Harle Remix]“ as the bonus track that gives one all the pop princess techno feels.
Whethan’s remix album gives the original track list a run for its money with how complex each song is and how well they are sculpted into almost completely new songs. Tracks like these never get old and never go out of style and I truly cannot wait to see what Whethan has in store for us in 2020.
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