Last June, Zeds Dead and MKLA joined forces for a deep house tune called ‘Alive’ that couldn’t help but pull at the heartstrings. Even in the midst of their deep discography of bangers, the track quickly became one of their most popular. A month ago, the Toronto duo dropped a remix album of the song featuring artists like Dirt Monkey and Wenzday, and we even had the pleasure of premiering the Tisoki flip. Little did we know, there would be the second iteration of renditions, but we’re hyped to be teaming up with Deadbeats again to give you an exclusive first listen to Rohaan’s remix of ‘Alive.’
Being a huge fan of ZD since I was in my early teens. It’s crazy to be able to have the opportunity to remix one of their tunes! My goal was to keep the original integrity of the track while just upping the bpm and adding some drum and bass flavour. A great start to hopefully a long relationship with deadbeats.
Rohaan takes it to the next level from the first note by accelerating the bpm and adding hypnotic hi-hats. MKLA’s whisper-like crooning crescendos into the apex of the track, only highlighted by the fresh DnB beat. As the Manchester musician speeds up the original to match his high-impact pace, the songstress’ vocals are almost pleading in a way that’s juxtaposed from Zeds Dead’s version. The producer’s addition of pulsating percussion to the prototype’s already mesmerizing melodies adds another layer of enchantment, proving why the DnB juggernaut has been a longtime FUXWITHIT favorite.
Get an early listen to Rohaan’s reimagination of ‘Alive’ below! The full remix album will be available everywhere this Friday.