Part of the newly established NLV Records crew, Air Max ’97 is quickly becoming one of my favourite local producers, and for very good reason. With his #internet aesthetic, his genre-flipping production and his stellar remixes, Air Max ’97 holds it down with each and every release, and his latest is yet another example of just how much he can do.
Jumping on Kelela‘s tremendous tune from last year, Rewind, Air Max ’97 turns it into a writhing bed of beats, with stuttered and scattered vocal loops, and peppy synths. This isn’t the first time he’s tried his hand at her music, since he remixed her track All The Way Down just a few weeks ago as well, but Rewind is the type of jam that makes you stop what you’re doing and run to the d-floor, so there was a little extra riding on this one. Thankfully, the music gods have delivered via Air Max ’97, as this will definitely be featuring heavily in dance party playlists for a while to come.
It’s his forward thinking production that keeps him ahead of the rest, and serves him well as he continues to see a rapidly growing fan base. There isn’t any word on future movements, but given the fact that the entire NLV Records crew seem to be pumping out solid tunes, there is hopefully some more stuff in the words!
Unfortunately, the only way you can hear the song right now is via this link. We will update this article once it’s available on his Soundcloud.
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