With over 350 000 streams in less than three months, Nina Las Vegas’ dynamically charged club stomper ‘Busy’ has now copped a thoroughly textured rework from French/Canadian producer Jaymie Silk. Silk’s remix of “Busy” follows Brooklyn-based powerhouse BAYLI’s hyper pop version, which dropped late January.
Despite the struggles of 2020 and its stranglehold on live music spaces, Silk wholly embodied the track’s energy, vowing to remain busy. Whilst he continued his revered guest slot on French radio stationRinseFM,healsoreleasedfourextendedplays-Moodbored,ClubMermaid, Emptyand From The Club To The Bedroom, all via his label The Silk Hour.
2021 kicked off just as strong, releasing his five track The Legend of Jack Johnson EP on Shall Not Fade, inspired by the revolutionary heavyweight champion of the world.
Premiered by Mixmag on January 26, Silk brings his highly realised sound to “Busy” – offering up a textured take on Nina Las Vegas’ stomping single and bringing us back to exactly where we want to be – the club.
Glistening arpeggios and ravey synths weave in and out of the original elements, with a heavier percussive drop rounding out the track’s second half. The rework emerges a masterclass in sound design, with Silk’s keen ear taking centre stage. Each sample serves a specific and careful purpose and with each listen, new sounds and textures reveal themselves to the ear.
Residing in Paris, Silk’s discography looks to a myriad of sounds and scenes for influence. House, techno, footwork and UK bass intersect with 80’s glam and the audacity of the ballroom scene to create a vivacious catalogue. He’s released these sounds on some of the world’s most exciting labels, including Boukan Records, Pelican Fly, Fools Gold, Frite Nite and Trekkie Trax.
Alongside BAYLI’s rework of “Busy”, the complete “Busy” remix package highlights the poignant nature of releasing a club track in 2020. Because we can’t physically gather right now, the need for sounds that remind us of the importance of these spaces, remains imperative.
Jaymie Silk’s rework of Nina Las Vegas’ “Busy” is out now via NLV Records.
Artist: Nina Las Vegas
Title: Busy (Jaymie Silk Remix)
Written & Produced by: Nina Las Vegas & Jaymie Silk
Mixed by: Jaymie Silk
Mastered by: Joker
Release Date: 05/02/2021
Label: NLV Records
Catalogue Number: NLVR0052