Forsaken Shadow – The Gods of Voodoo (Meraki Remix) [Vudeux]


Meraki is one of San Francisco’s most beloved drum ‘n bass DJs. Featured at SF’s biggest of events, including the vastly popular Outlet, End Up, Imagine and So Stoked monthly events, the bay area badman is well-known at Best Drum & Bass, for reviewing some of the best releases and speaking to the scene’s most prolific artists, He has even stepped in for our Chief Drum & Bass Officer, Bad Syntax to host Current Value on the weekly podcast. The man has come forth with his first remix on Vudeux Records, remixing Forsaken Shadow‘s “The Gods of Voodoo.”

Dark and grimey, Meraki takes the original and twists it on its head. The intro slows down to a slow build, and within moments, explodes into a dancefloor-style neurofunk-laced drop. Ravey stabs entertain the funk, as each layer steadily builds. Bring the break, and the dance crew inside can finally stop and take a deep breath. Not for long though, as the build comes back around, dropping into a frenzy once more.

No matter where you drop this into a mix, it’s sure to set the dance on fire

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About Author

A junglist before he even knew what 'jungle' was, Bhagavate Zero was instantly hooked onto the sound of rave around the age of 10 while dancing around to artists like 2 Unlimited, 2 Bad Mice, Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Cosmo & Dibs, and so many more. As radio play changed, so did his tastes. As 1999 came around though, BZ was slayed by the sounds of AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, Ganja Kru and DJ Rap, which later turned into an obsession with amen breaks and techstep. With published works hosted by Dogs On Acid, Rinse Mag, and Bassline Magazine; while also writing for the likes of Disturbed Recordings, Guerilla, Blu Saphir, Killing Sheep, Influenza Media, Sublunary Artist Management, and N2O – Bhagavate Zero (then known as Sykophiend) dove into the performance art of DJing, opening for Omar Santana in 2005 at Headstrong 5 (noteworthy part of that set – a mosh pit of epic proportions to Audio & Mackie's remix of Master of Puppets). Known for a wicked selection of mostly 1993-2005 music, he would then go on to play all over California. This headbanging, slam-dancing, screaming maniac will stop at nothing to get a crowd going. Now in 2016, he is a staple writer for Best Drum & Bass Blog, and is focusing on DJ gigs and original production material.