Martin Garrix’s “Animals” has certainly left its mark on dance music. Aside from making the young Dutch producer the youngest to ever reach the top of Beatport, it proceed to propel the 17 year old to superstar status. While it’s received a number of unofficial remixes from producers looking to turn the track into something all their own, the first official remix comes from Garrix himself and trap icon Victor Niglio. The official remix has already received a massive amount of support, most notably from Zedd, who has played the remix at most of his performances over the past few months during his massive Moment of Clarity tour. As the title suggests, the two producers turn “Animals” into a trap masterpiece that breathes new life into one of the year’s most popular songs.
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Hailing from Mad Decent’s hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Victor Niglio reps Diplo’s label with ease on his latest original “Jiggy.” On his Jeffree’s debut, Niglio wastes no time flaunting the rowdy house style of his parent label, inciting an ass-shaking riot much the same way Diplo’s done so many times in the past. Mr. Man takes over on lyrical duties and spits silky smooth verses over the track didgeridoo back bone while percussive flairs and its infectious hook twist and warp the mix into a Twerk-friendly freakfest.
TJR’s “Ode to Oi” was undoubtedly one of the coolest track tracks of November (it even made our Top 10), as its unique bassline effortlessly rides the line between dutch and acid house. Just as he did with Carnage on their remix of “Cannonball,” Victor Niglio has transformed “Ode to Oi” into a thumping trap anthem. Ramping up the tempo to 140bpm, Victor Niglio preserves TJR’s catchy acid-dutch drop while incorporating lovely string play. There is definitely something “ethnic” about the track, from the Spanish classical guitar, to the “oi” chanting, to the rattling hi-hats. While the response to his and Carnage’s trap rendition of “Cannonball” may have been lukewarm, Victor Niglio’s take on “Ode to Oi” is assuredly a winner. Download it for free from SoundCloud.
Dancing Astronaut‘s number 1 track of November just got trap-sized. If it’s big-room house with enough echoing synth to fill the Rungrado May Day, we can expect Carnage to blitz the beat with sweeping builds, 808s that sing, and a drum pattern so hood you can’t help but say, “Damn son, where’d ya find this?” Spearheading the festival trap movement, Carnage has received support from Tiesto, Hardwell, A-Trak, and Diplo with reworks of “Spaceman” and “Epic.” It was only a matter of time before Showtek and Justin Prime’s “SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT WHEN THE MOTHER F*&KING BEAT DROPS” breakdown was revamped. Alongside the Questlove-cut Victor Niglio, the “Cannonball” festival trap remix packs enough afro-punch to level Afrojack himself. Add this to your Trapper Keeper, bro.
Chuckie and Junxterjack’s “Make Some Noise” was one of our favorite Dutch house releases this month. Now, Philadelphia’s Victor Niglio has transformed the catchy dutch house anthem into a superb moombahton production. While the first two drops are essentially the original’s slowed down to 110 BPM, the final build up drastically picks up the tempo, paving the way for a tremendous trap drop. Download the tempo-bending remix for free below.