NAO is a favorite vocalist of ours who came onto the scene in a big way last year with her amazing debut album For All We Know. For those unfamiliar, check out our Catch Up Guide. Now she’s shared a FAWK remix EP bringing remixes from Kaytranada, Mura Masa, Sam Gellaitry, SBTRKT, and Loxe ft. Stormzy.
NAO’s album was already great to begin with. The original tracks held dance-friendly production throughout the project, making the tracks very remix friendly. Naturally, she grabbed an all-star cast of producers for this 5-track release giving her originals the new life they needed by a few of our favorite artists. Each track is sounding great as the remixers put their own spin on NAO’s soulful R&B sound.
Mura Masa kicked off the project with an interesting take on “In The Morning”, putting some distortions on the vocals and incorporating new, bright melodies. Kaytranada’s take on “Get To Know You” is sounding incredibly smooth, of course. He highlights the best parts of the original while adding his own signature percussion and deep, rumbling bassline that hits just right.
Sam Gellaitry’s dreamy rendition of “Do You Want Me” brings a funky flavor to the project with his swirling textures and synthesizer additions. SBTRKT takes an experimental approach to her hit “Bad Blood” while Loxe teams with UK grime rapper Stormzy on their new hip-hop version of “Feels Like”. These remixes touch on many different sounds and are great takes on the original tracks. Enjoy!