Jul 12, 2018
[Premiere] Young Bombs Drop Insane The Younger Years Mix
Canadian duo Young Bombs are known for their out of this world remixes and we’re delighted to bring you the premiere of their remix packed The Young Years Mix. Containing over 35 of their own remixes, Tristan and Martin take listeners on a journey with the tracks reflecting their early influences and evolution as producers. We caught up with the guys to discuss the special mix, remixing, and the bright future ahead!
Thanks for joining us today guys! How’s your summer started off?
Great! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and Martin’s never looked more like Thor in his entire life than right now. Seriously, every city we travel to at least 3 people comment on it. We were just in Houston and he got approached like 5 times in one night. If this career doesn’t pan out, he can become Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double.
Making a mix entirely of your own remixes must present an interesting challenge when creating a flow. How’d you approach this mix?
Good question. We realize a lot of our newer fans might not be familiar with our older stuff so we wanted to take the listener on a journey from where we began to where we are now. To make this most effective, we decided to divide it into three sections. The first is the birth of Young Bombs and a full fledged tribute to our house roots. The second encapsulates our evolution into a more emotional and laidback territory where we learned to embrace our outside influences. Finally, the last section is indicative of the modern Young Bombs sound: the “adventure pop” that’s been the soundtrack to adventure and travel videos on Instagram and YouTube.
What do you think is the greatest number of remixes you’ve played consecutively in your own live sets?
I think we’ve maybe played two of our own remixes back to back at most haha. We usually spread them out in the set and drop them when it feels appropriate.
Remixing is a difficult task and you guys always seem to knock it out of the park with your own signature flare. What makes a good remix in your mind?
Thank you! We usually try reinvent the song somehow. A lot of times we use different chord progressions, tempos and instruments to bring it into a whole different world and separate it from the original. None of this matters, however, if the emotion isn’t there. We usually try to incorporate an element that makes the remix magical to us. If it doesn’t lift you up and take you somewhere, we’re not doing our job.
What’s your favorite remix for each of you that you’ve done and why?
Tristan: Post Malone – “I Fall Apart” (Young Bombs Remix). I go through periods with all of them but I’m still attached to this one for some reason. Not to sound narcissistic but I love the guitar part, which I happened to play hah. I remember sitting there with my guitar and just making it up on the spot. While I was playing it we both got goosebumps and Martin looked at me with one those “you nailed it” faces. Also, Post’s vocals are so raw and exposed. He has to be one of the best singers in the game right now.
Martin: Billie Eilish – “Ocean Eyes” (Young Bombs Remix). It was made during an emotional period in our lives and we felt like we really harnessed that vulnerability and turned it into something special.
And last, what has you excited for the rest of the summer?
We’re very excited for the shows that we have coming up. We’re playing Vegas with The Chainsmokers, Global Dance Festival in Denver, Prysm in Chicago and Cha Cha’s in Richmond, VA. Also, original season is right around the corner…
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