Not every Junglist was born in the depths of the Jungle. Some of us, like myself, are transplants from the Happy Hardcore camp. Today we take a look at a great blending of both worlds, Arcien’s remix of Gammer & Becci’s “Look Back”. Once a bootleg, this tune received such great reviews that Gammer himself actually made this an official remix. We start off with an atmospheric, dancefloor-friendly intro; no doubt inspired by Gammer’s hardcore a Becci’s beautiful vocals. Arcien, a 22-year old producer from Denmark, has listed artist such as Camo & Krooked, Metrik and the like as inspiration for the minimal part of this song. As you can hear, he is spot on in both inspiration and production quality; if I didn’t know any better, I would say it could be from an A-list minimal producer. On the second drop, he switches up styles with a mastery of producers much older than himself. All of the atmosphere and elation in this halftime drop sounds like it would be right in place on the stages of large festivals worldwide.
If a bootleg remix is good enough for the original artist to commission an official remix, it is definitely good enough for us over here at Best Drum and Bass! Bigups to the young gun Nick from Denmark, here’s to seeing a lot more quality of this caliber in the future! Keep up with Arcien on Soundcloud, Facebook, and Twitter.