By: Heather Hodder
CharlestheFirst, the west coast experimental bass and psychedelic prodigy who has been trending upward since he popped on the scene a couple years ago, dropped his much anticipated remix of Minnesota’s “HiLow,” which became the track of the fall when Christian Bauhofer released it as a single via Wakaan back in the fall.
The remix, which is available as a free download, comes in a few seconds shorter than the original, but without skimping on any of the power, instead compressing it into a concise, sophisticated little package.
CharlestheFirst’s take is peppered with alien noises, test frequencies, and wobbles mimicking a radio antennae attempting to pick up extraterrestrial signals. The mysterious sounds are balanced out with peaceful chirping, and smooth, babbling water. The pace of the remix mirrors the original with a similar driving groove, but the over-the-top drops of the original are subdued into intense, laser-like focus.
As Ingalls posted when he released the track last week, Bauhofer is a big influence on his sound. “It was an honor getting to remix this huge tune by Minnesota. He was actually one of the first sets I saw that made me want to start creating electronic music.”
Catch CharlestheFirst this summer at The Untz Festival, June 1-3 in Mariposa,California. You can buy tickets online at www.theuntzfestival.com to see a huge variety of breakthrough electronic producers and the legends who paved their way including J:Kenzo, CASPA, Thriftworks, Yheti, and more. Charles is actually the first artist returning to the festival from year one. RSVP here so you don't miss out on this hard hitting dubstep and experimental bass lineup.