Last month, Kanye West's Yeezus dropped, and the bootlegs and remixes started dropping the night that it leaked, literally. You have to applaud the speed at which DJs and producers get their club-ready versions on the streets, as while we love to listen to more than just EDM, we need those reworks for our sets (and personal enjoyment). Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is officially in stores, and the remixes have started pouring in; we've already paid tribute to Hova with a number of old EDM versions of his cuts, but here are a batch of remixes of Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail (Ty Cody Remix)"
Ty's rework was the first that we received, and he puts a solid spin on "Holy Grail," although the majority of it is building up with Justin Timberlake's chorus. A dubstep remix coming up first was definitely surprising, but if you wanted to add that Hov flavor to your next bass music set, this would fit perfectly.
Jay-Z - "#TwerkMiley (Somewhere In America ClickNPress Remix)"
This one is smart. The randomness of Jay-Z imploring Miley Cyrus to twerk was the perfect launchpad for ClickNPress to not only craft a twerk'd out remix of "Somewhereinamerica," but to add in that "and a Jay-Z song was on!" from Miley's "Party in the USA." There's not much from Jay but the "twerk Miley" declarations, but for the atmosphere ClickNPress created, that's all you needed. Now name all the females around you Miley and make sure they get on the floor.
Jay-Z - "Tom Ford (Gant-Man Juke Rework)"
Jay-Z - "Crown (Socialytes Remix)"
Kind of surprising; most EDM producers are taking to refixing "Tom Ford," but The Socialytes, a duo who has been hitting us with music for a bit now, took the time out to craft a main room house take on "Crown," starting off with that infectious, echoed chant in the beginning and building from there. Not much in the way of Hova lyrics, but when they do come in, they fit so well.
Jay-Z - "Tom Ford (DJ Cable Edit)"
Word is the free download
for this one will be forthcoming on the SeclusJockey series, but we can't leave you hanging; is available now, and DJ Cable took the chiptune insanity and flips it into a nutty grime banger. This one turns on, gets turnt up, and turns you out in the span of 30 seconds, trust we.
Jay-Z – “Tom Ford (No Pets Allowed Remix)”
No Pets Allowed keeps the chiptune vibe alive in this rework, keeping things interesting and far from pedestrian.
Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail (VOODOO FARM Remix)"
You ever heard of "FARMSTEP?" Neither have we. This is kind of funky, adding some thicker kicks and tech-y blips and blops to the Magna Carta Holy Grail opener. More like a refix than anything, but the dubby aspects have us keeping this one in rotation.
Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail (Rell The Soundbender Bootleg Remix)"
You have to let this one marinate for a bit. The intro might throw you off a bit, as Rell keeps it pretty similar to the original, but as it builds, it mutates into a huge, bouncy 808 beast. Part trap, part we don't know what it is, this is truly heavyweight material.
Jay Z - Tom Ford (Ravi B. Bootleg)
You ever notice how a lot of the people who were making dubstep a few years ago gravitated naturally to trap? Those 808s gave people the freedom to apply their EDM builds and breakdowns to something a bit more bounce. Ravi B takes "Tom Ford" and mashes it with but trap and dubstep qualities, and while we don't want to use terms like "trapstep," that's a perfect description of this bootleg.
Jay-Z ft. Rick Ross - "F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (THUGLI Remix)"
You know what's great about "FuckWIthMeYouKnowIGotIt?" That heavy beat with Rick Ross' simplistic chorus. You know what wasn't so hot? Rick Ross rapping. THUGLI must have realized this, and flipped the best of both worlds; we get the heavyweight trap riddim without the meh lyrics. TRAPWITHMEYOUKNOWIGOTIT.
Jay Z - "Tom Ford (Crizzly Remix)"
Crizzly the crunkstepper is back with his latest remix, taking the trap'd up chiptune flavor of "Tom Ford" and turning things up to the nth degree. He even slides in some bright chiptune vibes to this. You have to appreciate how he sneaks in and out of the zaniness of his rework. Stupendous rework.