Last year, Kaskade and deadmau5 stunned listeners when their collaboration “Beneath With Me” hit SoundCloud for streaming. Featuring haunting vocals from Skylar Grey, the two producer’s latest pair up was a worthy follow up to their previous joint effort “I Remember,” but unfortunately for fans it wouldn’t receive an official release until late this year. Following up on the official version, Kaskade has now offered up his own rendition, titled “Beneath With Me V.4.”
Contrasting the progressive house styled original, Kaskade’s redux of “Beneath With Me” ranks as a ghostly downtempo effort. Somber piano chords and icy ambience introduce the new version before Skylar Grey’s distinctive voice joins the mix. Rhythmically, the four on the floor drum patterns are replaced with understated trap grooves, as the Grammy nominated producer layers in emotive synth swells and melodies to intoxicating effect.
We weren’t expecting Kaskade to return to “Beneath With Me” with his own version, but the results are definitely impressive. While the original tune was already a stirring piece of music, Kaskade takes the emotion to the next level with V.4 and delivers a rendition that stands tall next to its source material.