Dearly Beloved - EvenS Remix
When Kingdom Hearts originally came out in 2002, it quickly became the defining game of my childhood. It was the story of a lonely boy whose friends are stolen away from him by a surreal, evil power. He enlists the help of Disney characters to win back his companions. The second installment in the series was even better, with a darker aesthetic. Both games had great soundtracks which are practically begging for japanese-trap remixes; this one infuses the lighthearted sadness and loneliness from the original series with modern trap influences. All we need next is a Yung Lean collab.
Evil Needle — Back to the 90s
Huh What and Where Recordings, an LA-based label that’s quickly becoming a household name (in my house), has a roster that never seems to disappoint. On this mix, french producer Evil Needle ties some of the best underground hip hop tracks of the 90s into a exceedingly listenable set. Any fans of rap history or beat music should definitely plan this 40 minute mix into their schedule. It would pair perfectly with summertime, slow-motion cruising in a fresh convertible. Not that I would know what that’s like…