There’s something to be said about Kansas-based producer Norrit. With a couple releases under his belt on Palms Out Sounds, B.YRSLF Division, and Nightshifters, the young producer is someone to watch knowing the history these labels have for pushing less-grounded music to the fore; the type that lends itself to all sorts of loose prefixes and suffixes. This brashness to established sounds places Norrit on the fringes. Is he pushing boundaries or subscribing to the prevalent, borrow-all trend? I like to believe he’s the former.
Case in point is Norrit’s remix of M∆RRI$’ Gemini Riddim which sees the original cloudy Trap beat and turns it into a dubbed out excursion that starts out submerged and steadily climbs up to the ceilings of the basements this track was made for. The first hint of any sort of ascent are the splashing chords preluding the drop at the minute mark: a scaly bassline from the grimiest of depths which one can imagine as a cousin of Youngstar’s “Pulse X“. Norrit doesn’t leave us in the cave for too long. Slowly, the soft stabs remaining from the initial chords pull us away and lead us up one percussive element at a time, but only to be dropped back into a half-time breakdown as trapped out as the original. Then, the remix rises guided by some diva’s vocals; “if you want me…” she utters tuggingly and we can’t help but follow.
It’s not clear if and when this remix will be released but it stands as a signpost calling attention towards Norrit’s take on Deep music. Check out his mix on Cluster Magazine here.