[Electronic] GRiZ – Stop Trippin’ (Louie Lastic Remix)

Stop Trippin (Louie Lastic Remix)

All Good Records CEO and musical pioneer GRiZ has become a true 21st Century ambassador for funk–not only in sound but also in his approach to collaborations. One of the attributes of the OG funk movement that made it so successful was its inclusive nature–Parliament / Funkadelic constantly cycled new young musicians into their band while cycling others out as established solo artists. GRiZ has kept that inclusion alive by signing a diverse set of artists such as The Floozies, SunSquabi and Muzzy Bearr to All Good and working with seemingly all artists who cross his path irregardless of genre. It comes as little surprise that his approach has led to collabs with some of funk’s legends as well–most recently The Floozies collaborated with George Brown of Kool & The Gang on a remix of “She Ain’t Yo Girlfriend.”

Just in the past few months we’ve seen GRiZ commission official remixes from up n comers Big WildChill HarrisAutograf and more–giving exposure to budding producers and creating some fantastic music along the way. Today, we get the latest remix of “Stop Trippin” from DMV-based producer Louie Lastic, who opened for GRiZ at a few recent shows and is most well known for cultivating Goldlink‘s ‘future bounce’ sound. His rendition transforms the original implementing the bouncy, house-leaning vibe that has become signature Lastic. The result is a fantastic collision of forward-thinking, genre-bending styles–kick off your weekend right above.

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[Electronic] Louie Lastic – Close2u

Louie Lastic

Fans of Goldlink will likely recognize the name Louie Lastic for his production credits on three consecutive songs on The God Complex–“Bedtime Story” being our personal favorite. Even as Goldlink has continued to ascend, Lastic’s chosen to keep a low profile, with relatively blank slates on social media and no solo releases of his own. As a fellow DMV-native, it’s somewhat safe to assume that Lastic is an in-house producer of sorts for Goldlink and, therefore, at least partially, albeit quietly, responsible for the “future bounce” movement.

Yesterday, Lastic, who seems to have a similar affiliation to Soulection as Goldlink, released his debut solo track and, it’s everything you’d hope from him and much more. “Close2u” carries the signature bounce that can be found in Goldlink’s music with soulful undertones that will have your head-nodding from the get. Although there’s certainly a “future” aesthetic going on, Lastic simultaneously gives a nod to classic hip-hop production utilizing a masterfully chopped Maxi Priest sample and a perfectly placed backing string section. Without a single dull moment, this dynamic production is hopefully the first of many from the talented producer.

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