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GRiZ and Wreckno unleash blazing ‘Medusa (Remixes)’ [EP review]

The five-track project features remixes from SuperFuture, NotLö, J.Worra, Gioli & Assia, & GRiZ himself.

There’s nothing quite like one of the summer’s top tracks getting a surprise remix package right in time for the holidays. When GRiZ and Wreckno joined forces on “Medusa” back in June, the dancefloor weapon was intended to be a Pride Month anthem encouraging queer kids to embrace their sexuality. As a result, the catchy ditty has not only become an official bop of 2020, but it has made the veteran and rising producer two icons in the dance music scene for proud gay visibility. As if, somehow, they weren’t already. Now, the two have released a brand new “Medusa” remix package to help fans heat up during the cooler months.

The Medusa (Remixes) EP features five remixers who breathe new life and vibrancy into the already high-energy number. From Super Future‘s bass-bolstered remix, marked by its slowed tempos, gooey signatures, and wubby low-ends, there’s no lack of blistering bass on the EP. Taken together with NotLö‘s heavy low-end treatment, with its highly experimental flavors, these two frequent Wreckno-collaborators gladly put their fingerprints on the track. The result makes for a couple of offerings that each beg to be played live in an underground space.

To fully shape out the project, Gioli & Assia and J.Worra‘s more house-leaning contributions make for an incredibly well-rounded EP. Gioli & Assia offer their big room take on “Medusa” that feels as if one is front-and-center at a massive mainstage. Lacing the original with progressive builds, echoing drum pads, and Dutch electro-stylings, they take “Medusa” to a truly expansive plane. J.Worra’s bouncy house cut offers the perfect closer on the EP with its four-on-the-floor beats, choppy vocal touch-ups, and club-ready appeal.

The standout remix—well, technically flip—on the EP belongs to GRiZ, of course. GRiZ even took to his Twitter yesterday to tease his “Hot Girls Baddies” flip because he was too excited to contain his treatment. While the original is largely considered an anthem for the gay men and the “hot boys,” this new joint turns the anthem on its head. In other words, this all for the ladies. Wreckno can even be heard adding in his own bit of new lyrics in the treatment: “Hey yo Griz run that shit back.”

If one listens closely enough, fans will even hear those post-drop, heavily grinding synths on “Griztronics.” Touché, Grant. Listen to the full EP now.

GRiZ x Wreckno – Medusa Remixes EP

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