By now, every single semi-popular track beloved by the radio has a ton of remixes to its name, which usually includes an ocean of edits that belong in a club that even members of the Jersey Shore house would side-eye. As a result, entering the unknown realms of the likes of Rihanna, Gucci, Soulja remixes is always a gamble. But trust me when I say that you won’t regret hitting the play button for these. Toronto/Montreal-based Mike Din has taken the liberty of giving away a pair of remixes on his Soundcloud that make me re-appreciate the value and hooks of tracks I thought I’d never want to hear again.
I’ve spent months avoiding Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag” originally as I was a Soulja hater at first, only to succumb to this anthem’s incomprehensible catchiness at some point. Listening to it a few times soon turned into uncountable times, into outplaying it and finally into wanting to never hear its chorus ever again. That was, until Mike Din’s remix. Aside from its grippingly smooth beat, this rendition has a certain endearing melody to it that I would’ve never looked in a track like this. Then, there’s a remix of Huey’s “Pop, Lock ‘N Drop It” that puts the Huey track on a whole other league than it was initially intended, with an extraordinary feel of peace reigning over it. The swag levels are raging through the roof on these remixes by Mike Din in a way that the originals could only dream of.
P.S., peep his Soundcloud for some of his original productions that are perfectly chill for you free your mind of any unwanted ponderings.