The already raw and energetic sound of Australian rock band The Naddiks has been supremely re-vamped and re-polished by producer Yosef Flumeri for this immense and powerful new release. The sound is incredibly fresh, fusing the weight and manic pace of both the rock world and the heavier end of the EDM spectrum, this remix hits with unbelievable impact.
For what is a less than four minute release, a surprisingly radio-ready time-frame and a cleanly professional finish to match, the RagTop remix feels like something much longer and far more epic than its elements should allow. The build up of the soundtrack alone showcases the producer’s creative direction in an intense and addictive way, presenting the absolute freedom of musical composition alongside of the unstoppable force that is an incredibly satisfying build-up. On top of this, or underneath it even, lies the original sound of the band – the unapologetic passion and character of the song, of the leading vocalist’s performance, of in-fact every performance involved in making it what it is. You can’t predict where the track is going at any point, but you can, without question, sit back in awe as it all unfolds around you.
Oftentimes such an unusual fusion of genres can fail to meet the needs of either audience. However, in the age of the internet, of mass musical production and consumption, of crossed genres and creative freedom – if the fusion is executed effectively, you get something that scores highly from every angle. That’s precisely what you get with this release. The freshness, how unexpected it is, how addictively energizing it is – all of this draws your focus to both a skilled and experienced producer, and the sound of a band who are whole heartedly and authentically fighting to keep the essence of rock music alive and kicking.