London-based electronic phenom-quartet Rudimental really stepped out on their reign as drum and bass royalty and took the idea of an acoustic power anthem for a spin on their track “Free” and recently dropped some pretty breathtaking visuals for the track. They also simultaneously added some thump by recruiting hip-hop great Nas to lay down some easy, uplifting verses in another remix here. The original track absolutely soars featuring the gorgeous vocals courtesy of British-born/Scottish-raised artist Emeli Sande who sings about loss, love and ultimately her acceptance and with her reality, embracing it with open arms.
It’s truly those melancholy lyrics that completely meld with this deep, dark and utterly divine remix from Maya Jane Coles, who, after a little investigating, found that this remix barely scratches the surface of her talent– she was named as having one of the top 10 DJ Sets from Ibiza Summer 2013 among deep house and future bass greats Richie Hawtin and Disclosure. Side note– she’s half Japanese like yours truly so that little connection makes this song extra special in my book. This bouncing, groovy beat channels The XX-esque bare guitar riffs, stark synths and simply a chilled-out, more introspective version of the original.
Hope you all enjoy this and look for many other remixes of this amazing track out on Rudimental’s Soundcloud page now.