It’s not very often that we see a remix hold as much weight as the orignal, but the artists that The Knocks enlisted for their single “Brazilian Soul” completely crushed their renditions of the track. The amazing vocals from Sofi Tukker on this tune seem to be custom made for brilliant club bangers, and that’s exactly what we received on this new remix EP.
The standout of the EP is undoubtedly the remix by Dirtybird players Walker & Royce. This Brooklyn duo’s sound design for house music has blown us away in the past, and their work on their version of “Brazilian Soul” is some of their best yet. Walker & Royce hone in the dancey tempo of the track, and then add their massive bass lines that send it to an entirely new level. The low rumbly distortion that comes in during the main chorus could start wars. Here’s what Walker & Royce had to say about the remix:
“We have been friends and fans of The Knocks for many years and have always wanted to do a remix. JPatt was a guest vocalist on our album Self Help so we wanted to return the favor. When we heard “Brazilian Soul” with the amazing vocals from Sofi Tukker we knew that was one for us.”
Gilligan Moss also comes through with an impressive, vibey remix for “Brazilian Soul,” accentuating the already funky bass line into a smooth electronic cut. According to Gilligan Moss, the duo did a remix trade with The Knocks, which is forthcoming:
“Ben & JPatt took us out on tour last year and we had so much fun so it felt like a long time coming to collaborate on something. We are also friends w Sophie and Tucker so it was great to reinterpret the song they made together. Friends working w friends! 🤙🏻 The original tune is great & we tried to preserve that, and add some menace and muscle and bring it into our universe. It’s also part of a remix trade we did with The Knocks with their remix of one of ours forthcoming.
Stream both of the new remixes below and enjoy!
The Knocks – Brazilian Soul (feat. Sofi Tukker) [Walker & Royce Remix]
The Knocks – Brazilian Soul (feat. Sofi Tukker) [Gilligan Moss Remix]