Bae Is Bae
Guy Akimoto‘s “Bae Is Bae” flips Cassie’s “Me & U” into hyperspace. Blunt-force synths crest over the Bad Boy diva’s vocals, the beat juked up and accented with tropical bells and woodblocks. The 19-year-old ATLien Akimoto is mining a deep, rich vein of bae; this edit comes hot off the heels of Akimoto’s BaeBae EP, out this week with remixes from Maxo and HYDRABADD from the STHWST Collective. It’s hard to imagine Cassie’s hoodie-and-bikini dance moves at quite this pace, but the insistent mix finds the steamed-up heart of the lyrics and pushes it heedlessly past grinding and into footwork territory.
“Bae Is Bae” is from the forthcoming second installment in Guy Akimoto’s flip-heavy Beatologue series, available soon, presumably along with the first on his Bandcamp.