Seven Lions has had quite the big year. The Seattle-based jack-of-all-trades producer released “See The End” with Above & Beyond on Anjunabeats last year, he’s been busy growing his own label, Ophelia, which recently released its first artist album in Jason Ross’ 1000 Faces. Now the Ophelia head honcho has tackled 3LAU‘s debut Anjunabeats smash, “Tokyo” featuring XIRA, flipping it onto it head as a heavy-hitting melodic bass-bolstered rework.
Seven Lions completely reimagines “Tokyo” in his signature, thumping style, all the while injecting a bit of mid-tempo flavor. Whereas the original features slower tempos, simpler beat structures and time signatures, more prolonged progressive builds, while emitting a calmer all-around vibe, the remixed version takes a complete-180.
The Seven Lions version boasts more emphasis on percussion, including faster, changing tempos, along with the trademark rising synths, quick builds, and immersive drops that the Ophelia boss has become known for. All the while, Seven Lions does not lose sight of the original record as he still holds onto the 3LAU’s cinematic synths, XIRA’s uplifting vocals, and the track’s original feelings of euphoria
“Tokyo” has recently been remixed by Fatum and also saw the Anjunabeats debut for British drum-n-bass producer Monrroe.