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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 11/08/2013

First Listen

Janka Nabay "Somebody (Snasen Remix)"

We last heard from upstart Oslo producer Snasen on his reworking of Solar Year's "Magic Idea," and he's now resurfaced with this remix of "Somebody," a track taken from Sierra Leonean Janka Nabay's mystical album En Yay Sah. Snasen—who has a debut full-length due to arrive via Sellout! early next year—has a way of transforming straightforward source material into swirling, crystalline bits of sound, as he throws Nabay's vocals into an echo chamber and surrounds it with a bubbling synth swell and chirping lead riffs. It's far removed from the driving, percussion-focused arrangement of the original tune, but the producer's spacey arrangement of "Somebody (Snasen Remix)" feels natural nonetheless.

Average: 8.4 (85 votes)

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