In Case You Missed It: EDM and Hip-Hop Collaborations Done Right

'''crowd-handsKavinsky Ft. The Weeknd – Odd Look

Classic French house tunes with the majestic Weeknd’s vocals make this song – pure bliss. Push aside all of those electro-pop tracks alongside some generic drop that everyone is used to hearing via the mainstream. Take a cryptic stroll apace with The Weeknd for a Michael Jackson-esque feel with lyrics that strike your soul. “Your hesitation speaks to me louder than a million words per minute.” Alas, some true receptivity that ultimately defines the difference between songs from tracks. Abel expresses some insight on the life that he lives and how it attracts a certain type of girl, conclusively changing her life forever. The story this song draws, conveys so much more than a narrow one-side track that usually comes about an Electronic Dance Music + Hip-Hop collab which is why it’s most definitely done right.

Miguel – Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)

Remixing a song and practically making it your own is not an easy task to do, but Magnus August Høiberg, better known as Cashmere Cat, does so through taking Miguel’s ballad and stimulating it with an unprecedented melody alongside stunning snares plus proper 808s. The smoothness of sound expressed through Cashmere’s pianism is so unique truly making it his own track. He takes Miguel’s lyrics and gives the song a complete 360 by trapping it out but not that annoying trap with a basic bass line; he presents a more substantial sound which is why this electric take on your average R&B song is so prevalent.

Kanye West – Black Skinhead (Prod. By Kanye West, Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski)

First thing’s first… having a track produced by dance music royalty is few and far but being a ‘God’ per se, these individuals are practically your adroit proletariat. Kanye West gathered the best of the best to produce such eclectic tracks for his album, Yeezus, but this song has to be the most prevailing. It takes an ingenious toll of pure creativity through paramount producers such as Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, and Brodinski to show what it takes to produce a proper EDM/Hip-Hop collaboration. Yeezy does it with ease. He adds in his capitalist lyrics along an array of beats composed to package and deliver quite the sovereign sound. This song has earned plenty of recognition including being the backdrop of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ trailer and rightfully so. It gives some classic drums and percussion to add the sweetest fusion of beats to make it so unique and catchy. Thus making it an EDM & Hip-Hop collab done right.