2017 was a monumental year for the careers of both Louis The Child and Louis Futon, as their artistic and musical influence is expanding exponentially from coast to coast. With both outfits in their early 20s, they are proving to be prophets of their generation. Louis The Child has developed a cult-like following of starlet future-bass heads, propelling them into a realm googly-eyed fandom; and release after release, Louis Futon’s craft is getting love from platforms as consequential as Billboard. In in unprecedented, and unironic turn of events, the Louis’ have joined forces to flip Childish Gambino’s “Telegraph Ave.”
This collaborative remix is a definitive future-bass take on track 7 off of Gambino’s staple album, Because The Internet.” The original track, released in 2013, was nominated for “Best Visual Effects” at the MTV Music Video Awards. Nothing short of a Gambino classic, “Telegraph Ave.” is a risky piece to flip. But in an exhibition of confidence and electric prowess, Louis The Child and Louis Futon nailed their synergistic remix of this quintessential rap single.
Remaining respectful to the original, the bouncing production wraps itself around Gambino’s bars in a way that refreshes and further highlights his verses. The animated, palpable groove radiates off of the track’s walls back to the center of the piece, allowing the apex of the remix to shine with a distinct resonant frequency. Digitally crisp and ripe with fluid movement, this meta remix is shaping up to be a classic of a classic. Windows down, volume up, tune in.