Operate (The-Drum Remix)
Since antiquity we’ve heard the age old saying, “You can never have enough nocturnally tinged, vocally pitch-shifted electronic slowjams.” Luckily producer/DJ duo The-Drum are well aware of this adage I just completely made up. The Chicago pair’s new offering is is not dissimilar to their sumptuous remix of Shy Girl’s “Under Attack” that probably helped created a baby or two last year. With ASTR’s “Operate” remix, we’re treated with a series of fretless bass triplets straddling a slow thumping beat, with synth textures glimmering in the distance as lead singer Zoe Anna’s pitched down vocals take on a Beyonce timbre. ASTR, a duo from NYC, self-identify their music as the portmanteau “noir&B,” which, fair enough, but after having their way with the track and releasing it back into the wild, The-Drum have surely made a more authentic claim to that genre title, sharpening “Operate” with sinister, sexy, and cinematic edges. Stream it below.
STREAM: ASTR – “Operate (The-Drum Remix)”