Electric Forest TOTD: The Glitch Mob – “Beauty of the Unhidden Heart (Bassnectar Remix)”
Bassnectar has a following unlike any other electronic artist out there. He’s been making music since before most of his fans were born, but their loyalty is unparalleled. We firmly believe that his presence at this year’s Electric Forest catalyzed the festival selling out in record time. Bassnectar recently celebrated his 38th birthday, just in time for the release of his latest remix. This time he took on The Glitch Mob‘s “Beauty of the Unhidden Heart” from their latest album Love Death Immortality, and the remix album just came out this week. In honor of Electric Forest and Bassnectar’s birthday we dub this new remix today’s Track of the Day.
Bassnectar has a reputation for melting faces when he brings the bass. But, every once in a while we see a softer side to this normally unforgiving artist. This remix of “Beauty of the Unhidden Heart” starts slow, building with the vocals from the original among a sea of string arpeggios. As the song gains momentum, the vocals fade away and we hear a recognizable build only Bassnectar could bring. When the beat finally drops the blow is soft, almost like getting hit in the face with a pillow, heavy yet soft. The slow drums move through the listener like waves and the vocals come back as the song breaks down. A second build brings one back to the pillow fight, with the energy slowly fading, leaving the listener wanting more. The perfect remix for a birthday release, check it out below and don’t miss Bassnectar at Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI at the end of June.