Time for a drum & bass mystery: Kyrist’s 2016 dark-out roller Ill Skill has been remixed by a very well-known UK producer… And if enough people guess who it is correctly, she’ll give it away.
This is all she’s giving us for clues…
“The artist behind the remix is a good friend of mine and was keen to jump on board and help out. We’ve never collaborated before and this seems like a great opportunity to work on something together. I don’t think it’s too obvious, but die hard fans of theirs may recognise their sound pretty well already.”
The secret remix leads nicely to Kyrist’s next Dispatch release; a four-track EP entitled Antidote, out next month. It follows January’s successful and heavily supported Venomous EP and a track on Addictive Behaviour’s New Age Myth’s EP. Each track showcases a progression of her craft and the positive influence of her environment.
“This time around, I feel like the music I’ve written has been influenced by a lot of my Bristol peers,” explains Kyrist about the forthcoming EP. “Take the title track Antidote for example; prior to writing it I had been listening to lots of Om Unit’s music and also living with Sam Binga influenced me in a way because he’s not afraid to push boundaries and think outside the box. Dominion is inspired by Break and DLR; rolling, but a lot more stripped-back than what those guys conjure up. Force Of Habit is called this because I often do the same things every time when writing a tune without even thinking, but when I realised this I went back and changed loads of things, mainly the drums to make it more steppy. Geometry is just a moody minimal roller, which seems to have a great reaction wherever I play it, and is probably my favourite one on the EP.”
Antidote is out November 3 on Dispatch and the build-up starts here with this secret remix of Ill Skill. Rougher, sharper and grizzlier than Kyrist’s original, the culprit behind it is currently unknown. Reckon you’ve got the (ill) skills to work it out? We’ve included the original below the secret remix so you can compare it with the original. Drop your suspicions in the Soundcloud comments and if enough people get it right, the artist will be identified and Kyrist will give it away.
Get your Columbo on, the mystery starts here…