Steve Aoki and Afrojack's "No Beef" became the gateway to dance music discovery for a new generation of listeners. Now, 11 years after its release, Aoki ignites the magic through a new perspective.
In 2011, Miss Palmer's frenetic tune with vocals was an instant hit given the intersection of Aoki's electro house traits and Afrojack's influence within the stylistically neighboring Dutch house movement.
Aoki has never been one to commit to any particular genre and hasn't hesitated to tweak the winning formula over a decade later. With his new remix, he shakes up the drum arrangement with kicks, snares and percussion that better suit the tech-house arrangements that are dominating the airwaves today.
At its core, however, the new version of "No Beef" retains the mainstage energy that we first fell in love with all those years ago. Aoki beefs up the track's lead synth, adding new layering and oscillators to give it an overall enhanced presence.
To continue the celebration, Aoki and Afrojack have opened the doors to innovation by bringing on Grammy-nominated Goodboys, LUM!X, and the collaborative efforts of dubstep thunders Riot Ten and Crankdat to bring their fresh renditions of the track showcase.
Best of all, there's more on the way. A second pack of remixes of "No Beef" will be served shortly, and a whole host of other producers are taking on this timeless classic. Until then, you can stream No Beef (Remixes Pt. 1) here.
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