PEEKABOO Drops New 3-Track “When I’m Gone” Featuring XAELO (Remixes)
By Akshay Bhanawat – March 17, 2023 0
Detroit-based bass heavyweight PEEKABOO broadened his sonic offering last year with the incredible emo trap single “When I’m Gone” featuring rising rapper XAELO.
Reviving the excitement around the release comes an exceptionally stacked remix pack that features NGHTMRE, Ganja White Night, and Curbi. The three distinct approaches pay homage to the beauty of the original while chartering new ground.
Belgian duo Ganja White Night set the bar with an exceptional re-imagination. The touching vocal drifts over a cinematic introduction built around orchestral elements and subtle percussive shakers. The drops provide a strong contrast, pulling in growling womps, futuristic stabs, and pristine vocal chops. The “Who you gonna love” refrain adds a catchy, almost pop-like sensibility that is perfectly balanced with the inventive sound design. Bookended by epic soundscapes and centered around an energetic approach, Ganja White Night’s remix adds a powerful punch without sacrificing any of the feels. From festival stages to dark nights alone, this remix is a fitting companion for any setting.
Switching the scene comes UK producer Curbi’s club-ready rendition. This pulse-raising four-on-the-floor techno heater gives “When I’m Gone” a completely new tone. Dark textures and ominous melodies are punctuated with pounding kicks and driving percussion. The vocals take on a new meaning with the shifting backing, providing a more aggressive and unforgiving aesthetic. Thumping percussion, floor-shaking low-end, and rave inspired stabs take listeners into the depths of an abandoned warehouse. Curbi embraces the idea of partying through the pain with undeniable results.
NGHTMRE completes the trifecta with an epic new take on “When I’m Gone.” XAELO’s voice possesses an added weight of emotion over the somber keys. The stripped-back approach allows the remix to drift into ballad territory, slowly pulling at listeners’ heartstrings and engulfing them in sorrow. Massive pulsing synths give way to glitchy electronic drops that drift between sublime sentiments and an out-of-body aura. The transcendent energy provides a dazzling dichotomy that deepens the emotional response, completely sweeping listeners away.
‘When I’m Gone (Remixes)’ showcases the production mastery of Ganja White Night, Curbi, and NGHTMRE, while expertly building upon the foundation crafted by PEEKABOO and XAELO.