You may remember Christian Niva from the last time we posted his starry-eyed remix of Blackbird Blackbird’s Hawaii. In the midst of this busy week I’ve been looking for music to counter the madness and this remix of Blommarna couldn’t be more fitting.
Nivas version of chillwave is one of my favorites. By nature the genre is meant to make you escape so many traditions and music making rules are broken to create to accomplish the task. For example, there are many schools of thought that would say too much reverb is bad for a mix but that implies that all mixes are the same and all try to accomplish the same goal and feeling. In the monotonous world of pop music where everyone is expected to like the same thing and have the same feelings that works.
In the Space Age minds are much more open and we’re fond of new territories so rules will be broken. I think this is one of the main reasons people are put off with genres like Dubstep and Chillwave. The styles are so different from anything you’ve heard before that it makes it hard to listen to if you’re seeking the comfort of familiarity. That said, there are producers like Niva who use modern techniques tastefully making accessible to even the safest of listeners. His production on this remix is the perfect example managing to help you escape but never losing you with any overwhelming and unfamiliar elements. That’s all producer talk but above all he captures a very serene and relaxed feeling perfect for creating those moments of clarity. Alright, time to hit the streets and get ready for this party next week, enjoy.