Mashup luminaries The Hood Internet have built a career on surprising combinations of music. Often, their songs are enjoyable because they leave you wondering just how they made two disparate artists sound so natural together. Of course, more straightforward remixes like this show that the quality of the combinations can speak for itself. Baauer and RL Grime’s “Infinite Daps” is transformed into the backbeat for Drake’s “Started From The Bottom.” Hip Hop and EDM overlap so much at this point that it seems like less of a challenge for the Chicago duo to make this work. That said, hearing Drake rap over a trap banger is a big change of pace from the minimalist productions of Noah “40” Shebib. The thumping bass and popping synths mesh perfectly with Drake’s bravado filled lyrics about his rise in the rap game. It’s a glimpse at what a different producer might have done with Drake’s recent work, and everyone involved comes out looking better than before.
Check out “Infinite Starts” below and peruse The Hood Internet’s previous work (for free!) on their website.
STREAM: The Hood Internet – “Infinite Starts (Drake x Baauer x RL Grime)”