Star Slinger’s a reliable go-to for a kinetic R&B remix.
The Manchester producer has revamped Drake’s ‘Crew Love’ and Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ in recent months. On the evidence of his new Jessie Ware mix, he’s still doing a nice trade in rattling, euphoric revisions.
‘Wildest Moments’ was arguably the least enchanting advance track from Ware’s forthcoming Devotion, a melodramatic cut that mistook pomp for profundity. Star Slinger’s mix takes a defibrillator to the original: strafing trap-hats, kicks, clonks and vocals alternately sped up and slowed to crawl are his stock tools. There are moments where ‘Wildest Moments’ sounds like it might turn into a straight-up garage cut, but Star Slinger keeps things buttoned down. Not exactly wild, but undeniably effective. [via Gorilla Vs. Bear]