When you mix intelligence with musical inclination, you yield something special. Such is the case with a recent release from Rootnote Collective’s resident leader, Ruff Draft, who also works under another pseudonym, Hawtline. We spoke with the management-minded producer not too long ago about the budding collective and its membership, which includes creators hailing from around the globe.
This new offering comes in the form of a remix of duo Sylvan Esso’s “Hey Mami,” and the effort is exceptional: driven by whirling synths, the jittery track will hasten any behavior (if you’re driving, prepare to surpass the speed limit). The original’s minimalist, folk aesthetic is entirely overhauled by Draft, from the vocal distortion to completely cutting the initial version’s instrumentation.
Stream the “Hey Mami” remix below and follow Draft on Twitter.