Late last month, Dillon Francis took to social media to tease a remix of his NGHTMRE collaboration “Need You,” promising to deliver a deeper rework of the song with Drezo under his comedic DJ Hanzel alter ego. Now, the results of the two producer’s new collaboration have finally arrived online, as their take on “Need You” becomes available for streaming and purchase.
Contrasting the scorching nature of the single version, Dillon Francis and Drezo weave in plenty of underground vibes as stark bass stabs create robotic rhythms over driving four on the floor kicks, taking “Need You” in a completely different direction that has little in common with the original. Samples of the familiar diva vocals surface faintly in the background, while pounding drums and rolling basslines forge a steady pulse throughout the track’s duration, perfect for late nights on the dancefloor.
Though it could practically pass as an original tune, Dillon Francis and Drezo’s collaborative remix ranks as a solid re-imagining that stands up against its source material as a memorable effort in its own right.