There is a famous saying that goes something like, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Now, as true as this may be, it doesn’t quite apply to modern day electronic producers. There are some musicians–I’m sure we can all think of a few–who develop a successful sound and, with this mentality, simply leave it alone; unchanged for release after release until their style doesn’t necessarily “break,” but it sort of stops being relevant. Obviously this is a bad thing, but too far on the other side, meaning they change their sound before fans are able to digest their previous work, and an artist can push listeners away as well. Why am I talking about this, you ask? Well, because there’s a renowned beatmaker by the name of heRobust who, for close to three years now, has been balancing between these two poles with grace and purpose. As demonstrated by the nearly weekly BUSTs we’ve been receiving, Hayden Kramer maintains his distinctive, addictive heaviness while constantly nudging his sound in a new direction.

If there’s any track that demonstrates this, it’s his newest remix of Knife Party‘s “Internet Friends.” While keeping the destructiveness of the original, Kramer manages to not only infuse a generous portion of his “heRobust sound,” but also a patient trap style.

Listen to it below, and as always head on over to his Facebook to cop it for free. That is unless you’ve blocked him on Facebook… GASP!


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