It doesn’t matter if you love or hate Destiny’s Child. It doesn’t matter if you used to love ‘Say My Name‘ and ever since that ex girlfriend of yours dumped you, you started hating it. Because, what Vancouver native Cyril Hahn did to the track, is nothing short of magic. With a mixture of RnB and some effects, he flipped this song upside down.
Speaking with Hector about this track we were discussing the fact that it is really interesting when we come across something labeled as a remix but upon hearing it realize it’s something completely new. At least in my personal experience I’ve come across a re-work like this very few times. I can’t stop listening to this version and I applaud Cyril Hahn for it; and hope he keeps pushing out works like these. This is the product of creativity, craft and good taste in fusing genres. That said, I wondered what could’ve sparked this remix? So, I asked.
And as the real nice guy he is, Mr. Hahn himself gave EMPT an exclusive insight into this remix. Here are a couple of excerpts:
When I started working on the song I had just finished a mixtape featuring a lot of new house music such as Fort Romeau, Disclosure, Octo Octa, Kidnap Kid etc which definitely influenced the way I worked on the song.
It’s kind of ironic cause I used to hate house/dance music when I was younger and never saw myself writing a song with a steady kick drum.
My goal was to do something different without losing some sense of coherence in my sound.
Somebody described my music as “sensual codeine vibes” and I think it’s kind of fitting.”
Most songs evoke moments, and on most of my posts I tend to pair the featured song with a specific mood or moment(s). This is not the case. This song is for absolutely no moment in particular. It is to be listened to without interruptions and while doing absolutely nothing. Take it in, and enjoy.
[UPDATE]: It so happens that the guy in the picture I posted was not Cyril. He pointed the fact and I’ve since replaced the image with one of himself taking a picture. He says he’s sorry that he doesn’t have any pictures of himself but that he wants people to focus on his music and not on himself.