Biggie Electrified: Top 5 EDM Spins


/ July 19, 2012

Notorious B.I.G is the epitome of rap. His posthumous releases remain strong to this day,12 years after his death. Considered by many to be the best that ever lived, Biggie set the groundwork for the modern day rap game. Some of his iconic tracks like ‘Juicy’, ‘Notorious Thugs’ and ‘Hypnotize’ still get regular airtime on radio stations and can be recited by nearly anyone with a true love for hip-hop and rap. Now that EDM has taken precedence in America, many producers have started to sample voices of the past, including Biggie.

Peep Vibe’s 5 tracks that have remixed Wallace proper under the EDM umbrella. Much respect for those who successfully sampled the big man.

Big Gigantic – Notorious Thugs Remix

The Colorado based electronica/instrumentalists have taken the music scene by storm. Successfully infusing live instrument play with DJ producer sounds like synthesizers and devastating bass, the production duo has gained national acclaim. Making appearances at some of the biggest festivals nationwide like Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco and Ultra Music Festival, ‘Big G’ has intoxicated the masses with their unique style. That being said, Big Gigantic released a remix to Biggie’s ‘Notorious Thugs’ last year. Highlighting their strong points as producers, this track is an eclectic mix of heavy bass and glitchy synths. Safe to say that this remix can be considered ‘notorious’.

Gel Abril + Andrea Oliva – Scene

Most likely, the majority of you reading this are thinking to yourselves ‘Who are these guys?’…Both Israeli producer Gel Abril and Swiss producer Andrea Oliva are considered to be part of the upper tier when it comes to techno/tech house music. Owner of the ‘Be As One’ imprint, Abril has also been featured on many of the world’s top labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Get Physical Music and Ovum Recordings. Andrea Oliva on the other hand is apart of the most respected outfit across the pond, Cadenza. For this techy groove filled gem, the two craftily used multiple voice clips of the late Wallace. One of the samples used features Biggie’s deep bellowing voice as he exclaims ‘I like that’….we’re sure that he would feel the same way if he heard this sick tune.

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