I’m not typically one to post two different remixes of old school classics, but BLU J absolutely knocked this modern-day re-imagination of Twista’s “Overnight Celebrity” out of the park. The SF-based artists have yet to reveal their true identities, but if they keep releasing tracks as good as this, who they really are isn’t going to matter very much. Claiming responsibility for two of my favorite remixes of the year with their take on Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Alina Baraz and Galimatias’ “Fantasy,” and it’s looking like it will be three before the end of the year with this take on “Overnight Celebrity.”
BLU J’s self-dubbed brand of forward-thinking bass music is front and center on this remix, as they pump Twista’s R&B hit with some serious low end bass. Playful, rhythmic synth arrangements pave the way for BLU J to infuse the track with twisting bass accents and a thumping bass line that give Twista’s iconic verses a whole new life.