The Flatlands Remix Project – An Electro-fu​eled Remix To Federation Sound’s Dancehall-​driven Flatlands Riddim

Innovative producers and music aficionados Max Glazer and Kenny Meez, collectively known as Federation Sound, recently released the Flatlands Remix Project, an electro-fied, club-driven remix album of their Dancehall riddim (rhythm), named after Brooklyn’s Flatlands Avenue. With a hand-picked crew of producers and DJs, including electronic producer DJ Theory, British Dancehall DJs The Heatwave, Jamaica’s ‘sickhead’ Ward 21 production team, Brooklyn’s own Blackhart Di Remixologist, indie innovator Nick Catchdubs, and Emynd from Philly’s Crossfaded Bacon outfit, the Flatlands Remix Project is a ground-breaking album that runs the gamut from old school Dancehall to Moombahton, Dubstep, and Electro-funk fueled blends. The Flatlands Remix Project is available on iTunes and all other digital platforms.

In April, Federation Sound dropped the Flatlands Riddim, their first official release, with an all-star line-up of Dancehall’s leading talents including internationally acclaimed ‘sing-jay’ Mr. Vegas and Dancehall vixen Natalie Storm whose duet “Doggy” became a heavy rotation club anthem, along with Terro 3000’s “Gyal Dem Waah Mi.” For the Flatlands Remix Project, Glazer and Meez gave one of the 12 original songs to a different producer to put their own unique style on the single.
“Kenny Meez and I hand-picked a small group of influential producers and asked them to re-imagine the songs, their only direction being ‘go crazy,'” says Max Glazer, who together with Meez and Cipha Sounds founded Federation Sound in 1999. “They went crazy.”
The Flatlands Remix Project includes DJ Theory’s Moombahton remix to To-Isis’ “Come Here Girl,” the electro mix of Red Foxx’s “Money Bell” from The Heatwave, and a remix to Vegas’ and Storm’s “Doggy” by Nick Catchdubs, the man behind Wale’s award-winning Mixtape About Nothing.