Home Music Your EDM Premiere: Hear Levela’s Hotly Anticipated Upcoming Banger, ‘Bang Bang 2023’ that includes LaMeduza [RAM]

Your EDM Premiere: Hear Levela’s Hotly Anticipated Upcoming Banger, ‘Bang Bang 2023’ that includes LaMeduza [RAM]

Your EDM Premiere: Hear Levela’s Hotly Anticipated Upcoming Banger, ‘Bang Bang 2023’ that includes LaMeduza [RAM]


RAM and Levela resurrect the traditional observe from the 60s to show cool by no means goes out of fashion.

The 1966 track “Bang Bang (My Child Shot Me Down) written by Sonny Bono and sung by Cher, then coated by Nancy Sinatra (additionally in ’66), is so well-recognized in fashionable music lore that it’s secure to say it’s an establishment. Other than essentially the most recognizable model by Sinatra, the track has been coated or remixed by so many musicians over time that they’re unimaginable to listing and take up a full 5 pages on WhoSampled.com. Among the many most notable are Cher herself (with Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton in 1987), Woman Gaga, The Raconteurs, Vanilla Fudge and Nancy’s solely barely extra well-known husband, Frank Sinatra. Now Levela and vocalist LeMeduza have joined the illustrious ranks of those that have remade this legendary observe, and the long-overdue D&B model of “Bang Bang” is about to drop this Friday, June twenty eighth.

The drum & bass rework of “Bang Bang,” as one would count on, is well essentially the most completely different in each type and substance from the unique as it could possibly get. With the Sonny and Cher model being largely folk-based and the Nancy Sinatra model being what we’d now name junkyard nation, there’s not a lot in D&B that might match both of these genres. That mentioned, Levela has taken a major pattern from Bono’s authentic and woven it by means of the observe. It’s the haunting guitar riff created almost 60 years in the past that has made this observe such an establishment and the way in which Levela makes use of it not simply as a pattern however as a information for the important thing and ambient tone of the observe makes it simply as visceral and ominous as the unique. Amidst all of the amens, switchbacks and heavy, sine wavey sub bass synths, the vibe of the unique track isn’t misplaced and it’s nearly received a put up punk taste to it.

Talking of being true to the unique, LaMeduza’s vocals are what actually tie this observe collectively and seize the temper of this legendary track so properly. Not solely does she handle to seize the tone and timbre of Nancy Sinatra’s widespread model, she might have truly surpassed it. We’re not simply speaking about high quality of apparatus or manufacturing right here, both: LaMeduza’s vocal ability and a spotlight to the drama of the observe has an authenticity that actually is unmatched. Levela will need to have recognized it was particular as properly, as he provides ample area within the observe for the complete vocals, doing only a few cuts or fragment mixing of the vox until it was to echo it by means of the vox-less elements.

The partnership between Levela and LaMeduza on “Bang Bang” makes for an excellent collab on high of a surprisingly danceable resurrection of this greater than half century-old tune. It’s seemingly neither Sonny and Cher nor Nancy Sinatra (nor actually anybody, for that matter) may have ever pictured ravers doing finger weapons to this specific “banger,” however now that you concentrate on it, it’s truly good for a D&B tune. It simply wanted a grasp producer like Levela and a pitch-perfect vocalist like LaMeduza to do it justice. Cool is cool regardless of that the time interval of age, and “Bang Bang 2023” proves it.

“Bang Bang” 2023 drops Friday, June 30 on RAM Recordings. Click on right here to pre-order or pre-save.



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