Your EDM Premiere: Mefjus – ‘Sleazebag’ Ed Rush Remix [Vision]

In the wake of his huge hit album Manifest released this past year on Noisia’s Vision imprint, Mefjus has had the benevolence to commission and bestow upon the masses an equally huge remix album, due out this Friday, March 1. Since said D&B masses have been salivating over the release of the remix album pretty much since the original LP came out, Mefjus and Vision also have deigned to release a decent number of singles also. So far remixes from Annix, Camo & Krooked, Loadstar, Break, Culprate, Signal, Misanthrop, Skeptical, Rebitrh, Circuits and Levitate have been released on their own. Is there more? Oh, a lot more.

With the release of the complete album just days away, Your EDM managed to snag a streaming copy of Ed Rush’s “Sleazebag” just to make sure heads are whipped into a proper frenzy. With this track being one of the most iconic on Manifest, one might wonder if it even can be remixed. Mr. Rush has replied that questions swiftly and thoroughly.

The change in Ed Rush’s remix of “Sleazebag” is that the main synth sample doubled down and which characterizes the track is sped up. It doesn’t seem like this would make that big of a difference in the monitor but it does. That tweak changes how the listener will hear the tempo to drums.

Said distortion is another essential difference; it’s often said that a fantastic remix will highlight the points of interest on the original track, and the extra loud, metallic distortion on the “Sleazebag” does just that. Anyone who heard the original mix would not have categorized it as minimal when it comes to the ambient sounds filling the space around the main mix but when compared to Ed Rush’s remix, that’s now indeed a descriptor. In authentic Ed Rush style, he’s hardened up among the hardest drum and bass tracks of 2018 and thus highlighted how well-constructed the original is while making a completely new and interesting track from the remix.

With “Sleazebag” being among the final tracks to preview before Manifest remixed releases, fans may think they have a fairly good idea about what to expect when it drops. Rest assured, however, that there are still many turns and twists to come from Mefjus and friends. The remix album is truly just as great as the original Manifest.

The Manifest remix album drops Vision this Friday, March 1. Check Beatport, Spotify and the Vision Recordings website for flow and purchase options.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Mefjus – ‘Sleazebag’ Ed Rush Remix [Vision]

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