I remember when I was first introduced to "brostep": I was in a friend’s car listening to music and after about an hour of sonic sovereignty, it was finally his turn to take over the aux cord. He plugged in his old Samsun Galaxy and his terribly cracked screen lit up with a mechanical sense of joy as if it knew what was about to happen next.
Moments later, my ears were blessed with the opening reggae drum beat and squeaky vocal samples from Skrillex’s “First of the Year (Equinox).” It was at that moment that I fell in love with those guttural, yet somehow transcendent wobbles that many EDM fans either love or hate.
The track managed to catch my attention by combining that intense, aggressive genre with another song known for its soothing and atmospheric vibe. This remix could have been a disaster—proving so many people right about the vulgar and pointless nature of "Brostep" in the process—however, this producer pulls off the crossover effortlessly without either song drowning out the other..