Viette Covers The Wallflowers, Remixes Old Gregg
Every once in a while, a song comes along that puts you on your ass, not because of its wobble bass or snare rolls, but because of its immense beauty and utilization of silence. Los Angeles by way of Wisconsin producer Viette, also known as our very own Will Mitchell, has done just that and more with his cover of The Wallflowers “One Headlight”. Before I self-combust, I’ll get this out of the way; James Blake blah blah blah; Mount Kimbie blah blah blah. Yeah, Mitchell utilizes emotive vocals. Yeah, he does it at an unconventional tempo. Yeah, this cover is fucking beautiful. The vocals strain to be at the forefront as percussion entirely built via Mitchell banging assorted shit on his desk percolates below the surface and Jakob Dylan’s guitar wallows in the foreground. For someone who’s been “bangin Mannie Fresh since age 13” though, “One Headlight” is just one side of Viette’s production dichotomy. “The Funk” represents the stark other side. Once you get passed the fact that it samples Old Gregg (I’m not sure I have), “The Funk” is a stripped down trap cut that quivers and belches as much as it bangs. That’s a good thing. Comparing “One Headlight” with “The Funk” is like comparing apples and orange. Fuck that, it’s like comparing a Wallflowers cover to an Old Gregg sampling trap track. Whichever one tickles your fancy more, we love both, watch out for this kid and stream/download “One Headlight” and “The Funk” below.