Brazil’s SÖTTO and UNDTKG have flipped Mac Miller’s verses from his 2016 single “Dang” into a rolling slice of bass-forward jackin’ house. Gone is the original’s soulful R&B vibe of the source material. The duo have opted instead to weave Miller’s pleading lyrics between two verses of rolling basslines and dirty drums.
The song’s chorus – a duet between Miller and Anderson .Paak – undulates softly in the background for a completely different take on the modern breakup song. Remixes are at their best when they reimagine a song within a new context. SÖTTO and UNDTKG realized the rhythmic groove of Miller’s flow and allowed it to shine atop thumping percussion.
SÖTTO and UNDTKG are part of a league of young house producers that hail from Brasília, Brazil. Like their friend MKJAY, who’s spent the last few years destroying the charts with groundbreaking productions on Insomniac Records and Dirtybird, SÖTTO and UNDTKG have found the balance of bass-forward beats and classic house grooves.
“Dang” (Remix) is available as a free download via Soundcloud.