TOP NEW EDM: BONZAI - I FEEL ALRIGHT (BIG FREEDIA REMIX)
As the veritable queen of Bounce Big, Freedia can do anything she goddamn wants. A reality show? Check. Her own app where she twerks over the video you take with your camera phone? You bet your ass. A vicious spitfire remix over a bubblegum-trap anthem? HOLLLER!
BONZAI - I FEEL ALRIGHT (BIG FREEDIA REMIX)
Big Freedia’s remix of Bonzai’s “I Feel Alright” throws much of the original track out in the rain in favor of the high octane bounce that Freedia has helped popularize. The parts that do remain feel like a perfectly executed call and response between Freedia and Bonzai. This is pitch perfect MCing from a non-MC, turning this track into a strange mishmash of sounds and genres that works beside itself. On one hand it feels like a live take of Big Freedia getting buck wild in the studio with the volume of the original turned down low. And then on the other hand, I hear Big Freedia’s big jukin’ drums all over the remix. Whatever it is we have in front of us just helps to pay tribute to Big Freedia’s brilliant strangeness.
Big Freedia is in good company on this remix pack. Sharing remix duties with the up and coming future bass hip-hop sensation Mura Masa. While Freedia's remix duties somehow prevent you from hearing much of the original, I hope that you leave inspired to search it out on your own. This 20-year-old London/Dublin based R&B singer has got quite the future in front of her with a beautiful voice and an ear for melody. Maybe just don’t have Freedia feature on every remix. Then again, maybe do.