A sign of the times perhaps? When Untold's "Bones" first appeared in 2008, dubstep was comfortable at right around 140 BPM. Nowadays, we've gone slower, and Joe turns in a remix at right around 130 BPM. The result is no less rhythmically fascinating than the original. Joe softens things up, however, with a simple Rhodes chord that works against the frantic melody that Untold buried under bass weight. Even drum & bass producer Rockwell can't stay away from the space that 130 BPM affords. His mix is thick, full of dread chords and tribal clatter. You could mix it into Shackleton if you wanted—it has the same sort of nervous ticks presented in a far straighter way—but you'd have to pitch it up most likely. Not sure how we've arrived here, to be honest. But I'm sure glad we have.
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Tracklist: Untold - Bones Remixes A Bones (Joe Remix)
B Bones (Rockwell Remix)