Two weeks ago marked the 5-year anniversary of Skrillex‘s highly successful record label, OWSLA. While it is currently seen as one of the most innovative and forward thinking labels in the electronic music scene, it didn’t start that way.
OWSLA‘s first ever release was Porter Robinson‘s Spitfire EP which propelled both the label and Porter’s career to new heights. When the EP was originally released, it immediately reached #1 on the iTunes Dance charts and crashed Beatport‘s servers.
Up-and-coming producer Crankdat decided to pay tribute to one of the biggest tracks on the record, “Unison”, by turning into a heavy dubstep tune.
“Unison” was a huge track for electronic music at the time; the original mix was a staple of electro-house and Knife Party‘s remix was a staple of dubstep in the 2011-2012 era of dance music. Porter‘s older music has been left mostly untouched as it influenced many of today’s producers.
Crankdat completely made “Unison” his own while still doing justice to the original:
“In honor of the 5th anniversary of Porter’s ‘Spitfire’ EP, here is my re-crank of UNISON. I found this song in early 2013 and it served as a heavy influence on my sound’s direction and focus while I was a total newbie. I decided to re-create it and record some vocals and other fun stuff to reimagine this classic beast.”