For the remix to “Speakers on Blast,” it appears that Skyzoo and Illmind were looking to take things back to hip-hop’s gritter East Coast origins. The new version of the track, which still features the simplistic and bass heavy beat, offers a new verse from Sky along with two New York City guests, Lloyd Banks and Maino. All three rappers sound natural over Illmind’s bouncing 808s and eerie samples, though Maino’s verse is far shorter and less intriguing than the other two. Hopefully this remix can catch some decent play on the radio with the additional “bigger” names as Sky definitely deserves a little more mainstream recognition.
You can stream and download the “Speakers on Blast” remix below. Live From the Tape Deck is in stores now.