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Favorite ThisLock N Bounce - Bad News (Phrenik Remix)

Published: May 2, 2013
By: Anand Harsh

San Diego's Mike Quiroz is no stranger to remixes. His giant remix of Rhianna's "Disturbia" captivated attention at the inception of the nascent dubstep craze. But even before then, the veteran producer was a force in the drum 'n' bass world. Tempos slowed around him, and the talented studio wiz, now known as Phrenik, found himself working in a half-time world. Now, five years later, tempos are on the rise again in the bass music world. This 110 BPM remix of Lock N Bounce's "Bad News" shines a light on the new midtempo swing that's infiltrating the worlds of dubstep and drumstep. You can be heavy, you can be radical, but you can also explore these middle tempos. Not everything needs to be sticky and slow as molasses, but you also don't have to throw four-on-the-floor at middle schoolers to keep their attention. The game changes in the blink of an eye.