Among the many engaging surprises on Dutchman Gabriel Rowano‘s latest release Gabriel Rowano & Friends Volume 2 is that a DJ near you might be inclined to do a dancehall-style rewind on Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” No, it’s not the original we’re talking about, it’s Rowano’s nasty, diverse, and intriguing bass bin punisher of a remix, which kicks off this compilation.
He’s joined here by Mexico’s Pixie Trace, who drops a needling, high-end screamer of a dembow production on “Street Lights.” The track eventually settles into a panic-ridden but sensual groove. Montreal’s Antae contributes “Deep and Duro,” which uses penetrating and dubby synths to indicate the track’s depth. It also has an ambient and punishing moombahton groove. Venezuela’s El $abor maintain their spot as the nation’s tropical bass pacesetters on their remix of Plan B’s “Fronteo,” a blend of pure reggaeton vibes balanced with frenetic drum assaults. Rowano’s fellow Dutchman DODBB finishes things off with “Camelback,” a track that blends acid house, deep techno, and moombahton seamlessly to create an invigorating and piercing sound.
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