Elaquent recently dropped this instrumental reworking of Tyler, The Creator's "Treehome95", dubbing the remix "Treehome94 1/2". The finished piece is totally different from the original; instead of the piano and bells arrangement on the original Wolf track (which, in my opinion, was one of the strongest tracks on the album), we're treated to a funkier, electronic-sounding, neo-soul adaptation. The percussion is beefed up as well; the snares in Elaquent's remix have a certain added life from those on the smooth, laid-back "Treehome95". The end result? What was already a good track gets even better. Stream and download "Treehome94 1/2" below. For more on Elaquent, check out our interview with him.
Gotta love music that appeals to the hip-hop head and inner nerd in me. Evil Needle and oriJanus just dropped this super dope remix of the "Victory Fanfare" theme from Final Fantasy VII (check here to hear the original), and it. is. awesome. I can't claim to have ever played the Final Fantasy series, but I'm a big fan of video game/hip-hop remixes, so this gets me. For those unfamiliar with oriJanus (as I was before hearing this), he's a 19-year-old producer/emcee/graphic designer/photographer out of Bakersfield, California. As for Evil Needle, he's a beatmaker from France repping Soulection and the HW&W collective. Cool? Cool. Now that we're all acquainted, stream and download the "Fanfare" remix below.
I never thought I'd see the day when Justin Bieber would work his way into one of our posts, but hey, I guess there's a first for everything. Elaquent just released a remix of his HW&W labelmate Ta-ku's "Hey Justin", and it's pretty dope. It also happens to sample Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend". Who knew it could work so well? On a related note, if you haven't already, be sure to check out our recent interview with Elaquent. Stream the remix below.
Interview by: Martin Bauman Hidden in the deep recesses of Southwestern Ontario lies one of today's most talented beatmakers: Elaquent. The Guelph, ON producer has been steadily gaining a following throughout Europe and the United States - he just got back from touring Europe, with stops in Glasgow, Brighton, Berlin, and Paris - all the while remaining relatively unnoticed in Canada. It begs the question, why haven't people caught on back home? In an effort to catch you up to speed, The Come Up Show sat down with Elaquent to discuss his early influences, issues with bootlegging, pursuing his dreams, and more. Read the full interview after the jump.