Premiere: Sydney producer Obseen covers Alison Wonderland and Lido's Already Gone
A stirring cover from one of Sydney's best up-and-comers.
After kicking of the year with an official remix of Sammi Constantine's Call You Mine (listen HERE), New South Wales-based DJ and producer Obseen has returned in a big way. Avoiding the typical route of remixes, he’s instead elected to cover Alison Wonderland’s collaboration with Lido and Brave, Already Gone, being able to transform the tone of the single by re-writing the track from scratch. Despite opening quietly with soft-spoken vocals and delicate chords, it doesn’t take long for the cover of Already Gone to pick up. Expansive synth dominates the future-bass-esque breakdown, which is joined by vocal and guitar harmonies to create a really quite emotionally-charged tune. It's delicate and fragile, yet powerful and compelling when it needs to be, pulsating with emotion at every beat. One thing I really like about Obseen’s cover of Already Gone is that has a strong live element to it – each instrumental layer is distinctive and striking sort of reminiscent of work by Lido, as in it doesn’t really all blend together into a blob of synth and bass like many other future bass releases do. The trailblazing guitar riffs, the heartfelt vocal harmonies, the rollicking synth, right down to the softest of percussion hits are all concise and clear, something that’s really hard to come by within solo, electronic productions. Listen to the track below.