Nacey steps up on new M.I.A. remix

DC’s own Nacey is having quite the year. His remix of La Roux’s “Bulletproof” (TGRI’s song of 2009) kicks off the Major Lazer x La Roux mixtape; it’s now the number one track over at The Hype Machine. His EP with partner-in-crime Steve Starks debuted on T&A Records, and Nouveau Riche took the next step by relocating from DC9 to the U Street Music Hall (a club so electric that even a massive blackout couldn’t stop the party).

Nacey is staying busy, trying his hand at a remix of “Steppin’ Up” off M.I.A.’s M A Y A. The original, produced by Rusko and Switch, is literally industrial noise – samples of power tools punctuate the entire song. Nacey’s version is more polished, stripping away the grime and replacing it with a simple piano line and a down-tempo bass groove.

As usual, the track is hotter than a plate of truffle fries. And as a bonus, here’s another Nacey remix from a little farther back: his Miami bass, WMC inspired take on the Paper Route Gangstaz’ “Hood Celebrity.” Enjoy.

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