Free Your Mind (Etched Remix)
The UK’s Barny B (fka Barny Rubble) first caught my attention nearly two years ago with “Sucrose,” an aggressive electro-house cut that normally wouldn’t fall into my wheelhouse. The following releases are what really cemented my fandom, though, displaying a versatility that combines elements of UK garage with melodic and bass-driven house music. “Free Your Mind,” which dropped a month ago, encapsulates his style with a catchy bass-line and entrancing vocals provided by himself.
Earlier today, London-based up ‘n comer Etched dropped an official remix for the single flipping its vibe from dance-floor anthem to downtempo-bass masterpiece. As the song kicks off with an atmospheric, future R&B vibe, the vocals remain hypnotizing but in an entirely different way. That Atu-esque serenity contrasts with trap percussion gaining a mind-altering layer courtesy a manipulated vocal sample. All the while the original’s lyrics glide above creating a psychedelic listening experience that crescendos in the final minute. Don’t miss this one and keep your eye out for new material from both budding producers.