FRESH! BAO Perpetual Heartbreak (Remixes)
Bao Perpetual Heartbreak (Remixes) is available at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Once upon a time, the remix was a huge part of releasing a single. A kind of gateway for up-and-coming producers to gain a foothold into the business. The process sorta faded away with the introduction of the MP3 and streaming. But, nevertheless, it’s still a viable and cool way to hear some of the top songwriters and producers come together and reimagine what a track can sound like. A fine example is the very fresh off the presses 3-track EP, ‘Perpetual Heartbreak (Remixes)’, from electronica and soundtrack mainstay BAO. A set that sees the former MING & PING star have tracks from his 2020 LP of the same name find new life.
POLYCHRON, Alex Kade, _flatpat_ all take their turn in reworking BAO’s brilliant originals into new drum and bass, EDM, and slow and chopped, respectively, coolness. And while these producers all have very different styles, this album is cohesive and you can stream their works as well as the full ‘Perpetual Heartbreak’ LP, now at the GTC.
BAO Perpetual Heartbreak (Remixes)
A Different Story (POLYCHRON Remix)
POLYCHRON is a production duo from Los Angeles who specialize in layering ethereal landscapes with vintage Drum N Bass-inspired beats.
No Filter (Alex Kade Remix)
Alex Kade is an EDM production duo from Toronto, Canada, whose soaring dance remixes and live streaming performances have enjoyed viral success since the pandemic.
Thanks (_flatpat_ Remix)
_flatpat_ is a Houston, Texas-based producer and beatmaker previously known as That Purple Bastard. Their Slowed & Chopped style remixes and prolific work ethic are respected within the experimental hip hop scene.
“Under the name Bao Vo, he previously worked as a primary writer, producer, and creative director for the Asian American electro-pop group Ming & Ping since their debut in 2004. He has also co-written, produced, or appeared as a guest on numerous independent and major label releases. His electronic-based film and game soundtracks incorporate various musical genres and organic elements…” – bio