The “Nothing Was The Same” Remixes Are Here
You knew it was bound to happen. After the way producers flipped tracks from Kanye West's Yeezus and Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, DAD knew Drake's
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You knew it was bound to happen. After the way producers flipped tracks from Kanye West's Yeezus and Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, DAD knew Drake's Nothing Was The Same was the next album to get the EDM remix treatment. And after hearing "Hold On, We're Going Home," we were glad that our silent "let's see some house reworks of this one" was fulfilled. EDM producers love to get their shine on, and waste no time doing it, so let's see how these reworks stack up. We already took a look at the best remixes of Drake's material, so now let's get specific and peer into the remixes from Drake's latest album, Nothing Was The Same.
Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On We're Going Home (Groundislava Remix)"
Crazy to see that the WEDIDIT collective were ones of the first to snap up on this one, but this track already had the house heads in a tizzy (as you'll see). Heavy kicks underscore Drake's vocal soars.
Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On, We're Going Home (Kastle Remix)"
Kastle came correct with the Todd Edwards vocal edit style, and the bouncy bass underneath this one is truly beautiful. One of those late-night jams that you can cruise to the club to... or go buckwild in the club to.
Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On, We're Going Home (TJR 120BPM Refix)"
TJR wins with the 120BPM refix of this one. While not a full rework, DJs who dwell in this area will love how TJR fattened this one up for optimal DJ mixing.
Drake ft. Sampha - "Too Much (Jessie Andrews & Jason Burns Remix)"
Drake ft. Majid Jordan - “Hold On We’re Going Home (M A N I K's Skeleton Rework)”
For the 10th installment of his edit series, NYC's M A N I K goes deep with this, giving a proper "skeleton" feel to "Hold On, We're Going Home," giving this deep house take a solid, eerie echo effect to damn near everything from the original. Puts a different feel on the entire track, one that puts the entire song into a different mindstate.
Drake ft. Jhene Aiko - "From Time (GANG$IGN$ Jersey Club Edt)"
Add this to the list of dope Drake remixes. This is not an original track in so much as it is an edit, but GANG$IGN$ definitely came correct on this smooth Jersey club booty. Taking cues from the likes of DJ Sliink, Nadus, DJ Hoodboi, and others, GANG$IGN$ took the Nothing Was The Same cut, added in that trademark Jersey bed squeak, and got slick with those sensual Jhene Aiko vibes. It's not available for download right now, but we do need it.
Drake - "Worst Behavior (JayCeeOh & B-Sides Remix)"
Drake ft. Sampha - "Too Much (FREE DRINKZ Remix)"
And now the trap flag's flying. FREE DRINKZ makes sure to give this one a heavyweight low-end, but doesn't lose the beauty of Sampha's hook. Similar to the Jessie Andrews & Jason Burns rework, Drake doesn't get much mic time, but there's something about the piano in this... it's not necessary. Just let the riddim do its work; don't think about it.
Drake - "Worst Behavior (THUGLI Remix)"
Drake ft. Mase - "Worst Behavior (Electric Bodega Remix)"
Electric Bodega went in on a number of levels that we imagine some of you didn't realize. Sure, they took the trap flavor and threw Drake's "Worst Behavior" all up in it, but it's the addition of Mase on here, with so much talk about people using the "Mase flow," that really sets this one off. Quirky and thunderous, this one is drenched in all kinds of triplets and haunting bass. Love that.
Drake - "Furthest Thing (Trippy Turtle Remix)"
If we had to venture a guess, this would've been the track DAD assumed would've gotten the MOST remixes out the gate. With that "drinking on the low/smoking on the low" hook, we figured the trap community would've taken to this early, but Trippy Turtle went a different route, giving it a Jersey club rework that definitely fits. Proper turnup of a different variety.
Drake - "Furthest Thing (Nadus Remix)"
Now this is what we're talking about! Nadus comes with a truly emotional, obviously banging Jersey rendition of Drake's "Furthest Thing," giving the screwed edition of the "drinking/smoking" bit some space to spread wings and fly in. There's a solid house undercurrent (on the low), with some trap-ish mentalities (on the low). If your chick isn't getting low to this, you need a new chick.
Drake ft. Jhene Aiko - "From Time (DJ Q Edit)"
Now this is MUCH more like it. DJ Q blending the beautiful piano and Jhene Aiko's somber vocal over his grooving UKG beat? This is so lush. The edits of Jhene's vocal throughout this are key, especially since Drake's bars are nonexistent. Such a beat.
Ezrakh - "Hold On, We're Going Home (Deep Cover)"
Unexpected, but effective. Ezrakh is a producer not too many are up on outside of New Jersey, but maybe this soulful cover of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" might turn some heads. This is pure Romanthony-style soulful house from back in the day. Totally redone vocals, deep house beats thrown underneath. This one might be essential for those looking for the deeper side of things.
Drake - "Come Thru (K Millz Baltimore Edit)"
K Millz is on a streak. Sure, grabbing vocals from popular records is a power move. But you have to be a really good producer to create work that stands next to the original. K Millz pulls this one off with this Baltimore edit of Drake's "Come Thru." Nothing is better than those that can take genres known for their aggressive stance and create sexy records. The drums are laid back. The keys are melodic. And the vocals are placed perfectly. This is one of a giant stack of great downloadable records from this bubbling producer.
Drake - "Come Thru (James Blake Version)"
James Blake and hip-hop is something that needs to happen as much as possible. His work with Chance is great, as was the Overgrown cut with Wu-Tang’s The RZA, so now a remix of Drake? YES PLEASE. A deep cut like you’d expect from Blake, this remix is a bit harder-hitting and ravey-er than what you might have guessed, but it’s still completely on point. A bit of of that UK purple accents this beat throughout giving it a bit of an edge that Blake beats usually lack and Drake could always use.
Drake - "Too Much (Budo Remix)"
"Too Much" has been a favorite of many heads from Nothing Was The Same, and we're glad Budo took the time out to put his own spin on this banger that blends an 808-heavy trap feel with a great bounce and flow. It's a mix of a number of current sounds into one big epic cookie. Something to throw on when it's time to get your bedroom twerk on.
Tittsworth - "African Drake"
Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" is already house-centric, but there's something with the "African" take that Tittsworth threw onto this, giving it a darker edge with loads less Drake moaning and crooning. Deep, thumping rework because why not?!
The Hood Internet - "Infinite Starts"
Drake's "Started From The Bottom" x Baauer & RL Grime's "Infinite Daps?" This works so well, it's scary!
Drake - "All Me (Stwo Remix)"
Laidback and turnt up at the same damn time. Stwo killed this.
Drake – “The Language (Rook Milo Remix)”
Rook Milo goes minimal, but it ends up being so maximum. The playful boom of the bass gives Drake's lyrics something to weave in and out of.
Drake - "Hold On We're Going Home (SPAVEECH & IANIK Remix)"
Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" has lent itself well to the house refixers, but never quite like this. This rerub feels a lot more melodic, giving those who love the house sound but want things with a bit more of a bounce in their beats. Get your shuffle on.
Drake - "Worst Behavior (Austin Millz Remix)"
Austin Millz with the HYPER club reworking of "Worst Behavior" because YES! Remember? Mufucka? LOL this is just all kinds of intense. Perfect DJ tool.