- Unbeknownst to some, DJ and producer Baio is also the bass player for popular New York band Vampire Weekend. He has only one release to his name under the alias—2012's Sunburn EP on Greco-Roman—which now comes in for a re-release with a new remix from Berlin duo Session Victim.
Like the soft, melodious indie rock Vampire Weekend purveys, Baio's original is drenched in sunshine. Framing Balearic chords, congas and cries around a rotund bassline and thudding kicks, he conveys an understanding of inter-elemental harmony that many more experienced producers lack. Faced with a winning template, Session Victim offer up a more subdued take, throwing in their own rough-and-ready drums and the occasional billowy synth. Playing out like a diet version of the original, it may prove useful as a mid-set teaser but it'll likely have you reaching for the full-fat glory of the A-side.
A Sunburn Modern
B Sunburn Modern (Session Victim Remix)