A couple of days ago, Death From Above released The Rapture's How Deep is Your Love?
The release included some remixes of the disco banger by Emperor Machine, Populette, and one in particular from A-Trak that caught my eye - the A-Trak Dub aka Dub for Mehdi.
I had to find out more about this remix, here's what A-Trak himself had to say about it.
“I did this remix over the summer, and when I was close to finishing it I played it to my friend, the irreplaceable DJ Mehdi. We often played each other our productions for feedback. As it turns out he and Riton were visiting New York so they stopped by my apartment. I was working on the main version of the remix, the vocal version. I knew I would make a few alternate edits during the mixdown. The funny thing was, Mehdi’s favorite part was the ending! He and Riton suggested that I have that part come in earlier. My reaction was: that would work well for the dub version. And sure enough, when I finished mixing it down I made a dub with their suggestion. When I sent it to Mehdi shortly after, he responded (as a joke) that I should call it “Dub For Mehdi”. He included it in his “Tunisian Summer” mix. And then, as we all know, the unimaginable happened and we lost our dear friend. The least I can do now is name the edit after him. This one’s for you, Memed.”
This display of fraternity between such dope djs, and the story behind this particular tune, just makes the listening experience exponentially deeper.
Listen to it below.