The latest craze to come out of France coincidentally does not produce French House music a la guys like Justice, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, etc. The foursome who go by Birdy Nam Nam are classified on various websites like Beatport and Wikipedia as Electronica producers, which is almost like saying they’re Electronic Music producers (yes, it’s very vague). Personally I’d label them as falling somewhere between Dubstep, Trap, and Glitch-Hop with a grimy sound that has plenty of bounce to it. When Skrillex discovered Crazy B, DJ Pone, DJ Need and Little Mike last year, signing them to his OWSLA label, they were instantly on the up-and-up and in the faces of dance music fans. Check out our post on Birdy’s remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” for some added background on the group and check out their SoundCloud page and Facebook page for added musical selections.
The Defiant Order EP features only one song by Birdy Nam Nam: you guessed it, “Defiant Order”. It then features four remixes by the likes of Breakbot, Craze, ƱZ, and Block Beattaz – the last of which managed to turn this track into a Hip-Hop tune (I can’t say I’ve heard an EDM remixed into a Hip-Hop song before). Just like I loved ƱZ’s remix of “Rave Weapon“, I love his remix of “Defiant Order”. Maybe it’s the extreme amount of 808 hi-hat rolls he uses, but it just grabs me the right way. Craze’s remix is pretty…well, crazy…and very upbeat with some nice bounce to it. Breakbot’s remix is more chilled out and features some unique sounds, even some slap bass. Over-all the release is very different for EDM these days and OWSLA has truly done it again.