Rhymesayers performer and Weightless Recordings head honcho Blueprint has been bringing audiences his brand of cereberal boom-bap for over ten years, under his solo moniker, as part of Greenhouse Effect with Illogic, and of course under the Soul Position name with beatmaker RJD2. Dude’s got another Blueprint LP coming up, under the title Adventures in Counter-Culture, which sees release come April 5.
We’ve already dropped the first two singles– “Radio-Inactive” and “Keep Bouncing”— on you, and we premiered the Making of “Keep Bouncing” mini-doc earlier this month. Today we’re unleashing a remix of the track’s third single “So Alive” on the world, a worthy successor to both of the earlier tracks, though definitely different than either.
Orlando producer X:144’s take on the latest Blueprint release is, like it’s source material, wildly insistent. It rides a cavalcade of skittering percussion into a life-affirming, circutious vocal hook, which is grounded by some gritty power chords. Just for good measure, a scuzzy guitar solo burns through the second half, making it the perfect accompaniment to someone running away from an explosion or five. Listen to it again and you’ll probably want Janelle Monae on the track. Actually, can someone at Rhymesayers make that call? Like, today?
Listen to the X:144 remix of “So Alive” here.