Today’s Track of the Day comes to us from the opposite side of the globe by way of an enigmatic New Zealander known only as Montel2099. Arriving seemingly out of nowhere Montell2099 has been quietly making moves online over the last three years dropping one solid release after another, bending genres and pushing boundaries along the way. It’s all culminated in the last year and a half with the breakthrough success of his hit record “Hunnid On The Drop” with 21 Savage, and today’s TOTD, an official remix of “Better Not” by Louis the Child and Future Classic’s Wafia.
Montell2099 reimagines Louis the Child and Wafia’s hit single into a groove-inducing funky house banger. He starts slow by layering Wafia’s gripping vocal performance with luscious synth layers that gradually build as as the verse plays out. The track finally drops into bouncing polyrhythmic chorus section sure to pack the dance floor at any summer festival or pool party you may find yourself at. Montell2099’s remix breathes a fun but mature energy into the once bubbly single and delivers what has proven to be one of the standout tracks of a very star-studded remix package. For more from Montell2099 check out his Soundcloud below and catch him on tour with UZ as they hit the United States in September.