While the Pegboard Nerds are finishing up the last leg their Revenge the Nerds tour, the remixes for their Nerds By Nature EP have been released, and it’s cholk-full thumping surprises! With remixes from , , , , and , these tracks will surely have you doing some headbanging!
The diversity that has been included into this album is nothing short superb. The Nerds start the EP with Andy C’s remix “Speed Light,” which begins with atmospheric pads, synths, and vocals. It moves into a hefty drum and bass banger. I am enthralled at what Andy C was able to do to “Speed Light,” as it’s a masterpiece in its own right. This remix was released a few weeks prior to the release the entire remix album and was accompanied by a beautiful music video, which you can watch on ‘s YouTube channel below.
Virtual Riot’s future bass remix “Talk About It” (feat. ) is different than what we’re used to hearing from Virtual Riot. Chiptune employs a heavy, rotating, and powerful synth pads flow through this remix like water through a hose. Virtual Riot most definitely gave us something to talk about for this remix. It’s a very “wubbly” rendition.
“Melodymania” (feat. ) isn’t necessarily a remix; rather, the Nerds just added some vocals by one the voices EDM, Anna Yvette. Yvette’s superbly, anticipated, and admired vocals can be found on tracks by , , and . The melody that the Nerds had originally composed was, in my opinion, flawless. Yvette’s vocals accompany any electronic tune perfectly, and I admire the contrast that was created in this version “Melodymania.” It’s bright, yet Yvette’s vocals are lower and darker, which creates an impeccable contrast throughout.
Perhaps the most unique track, in my opinion, on this remix EP is Gammer’s remix. Gammer did a 180-degree turn on the sound for this song. The drop features a big room-styled pitched kick drum. The original “Go Berserk” most definitely made one go berserk, but Gammer’s remix takes berserk to a whole new level. Putting it into words is difficult, so just give it a listen.
RIOT’s remix “BAMF” is most aligned with the Nerds’ diverse electronic style. It starts with distorted guitars, a booming kick drum and then quickly builds into the full-on dubstep drop. It’s all over the place, yet it holds a very solid ground. I’m hearing a lot rock music being blended with electronic music these days, a mixture that is welcomed by many, including me. It ups the “epicness” a tune. As always, RIOT did this incredibly well!
Lastly, we have Quiet Disorder’s remix “Blackout,” my personal favorite Pegboard Nerds tune. Quiet Disorder kept the simplicity the original and added an extremely successful drop. The deep bass, hard-hitting kick and clap is remarkable. I’m a huge fan this drop, as it features a few unique, bitcrushed pluck that keeps the mysteriousness the tune. A great way to end the remix EP.
The Pegboard Nerds put together one hell a remix album. Each remix is remarkable in its own respect. Listen to the remixes below and let us know what you think! Which remix is your favorite?
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