OFFICIAL PREMIERE: Kai Exos – Vigilante [Proper Villains remix]
Kai Exos is officially releasing a remix of his song Vigilante, courtesy of Proper Villains. It’s a dance-worthy remix retaining the sultry, soulful aspects of Kai Exos’ work while putting a trendy spin on the track with electronic accents. You might call the resulting sound robo-soul – more upbeat and energetic than the original, it will likely get the EDM crowd moving and shaking. The original track features passionate instrumentals which do not make an appearance on the remixed version. On one hand, the removal can be characterized as a loss, as the instrumentals really bring out the smoky jazz lounge vibes channeled by Kai Exos’ gorgeous vocals. On the other hand, given that the track is meant for the dance floor the choice is understandable, and Proper Villains’ use of electronics is not so overpowering as to eliminate the original track’s Motown feel. Quite the opposite, Proper Villains does a commendable job fusing the two sounds together in a way that brings out some of the more distinctive features of each while successfully translating to the world of EDM. Check it out here first!