While the French DJ group known as Birdy Nam Nam gained notoriety in the early 2000s by winning the DMC World Team Championships, 2012 saw the four-man DJ outlet achieve international recognition with the release of their Jaded Future EP on OWSLA. After playing shows in North America on the OWSLA tour, Birdy Nam Nam have returned to Skrillex’s burgeoning imprint with a brand new EP entitled Defiant Order.
Consisting of Birdy Nam Nam’s original “Defiant Order” and four genre-bending remixes, Defiant Order is a futuristic and experimental EP. “Defiant Order” itself is conspicuously French, with electro and glitch hop elements. Fellow Frenchman Breakbot provides a deft midtempo rendition, while UZ (who many suspect to be French) puts an intoxicating trap spin on the original. Craze begins by accentuating the hip hop elements of “Defiant Order,” though his remix is quickly consumed by future bass rhythms. Finally, Block Beattaz round out the EP with a deep 140 bpm remix.
Click past the break to listen to the remixes in their entirety.
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order (Breakbot Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order (UZ Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order (Craze Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order (Block Beattaz Remix)