Rising L.A producer Hex Cougar was passed the musical baton by Illenium for an official remix of "God Damnit" featuring Call Me Karizma. The original track clocked upwards of 12 million total streams, providing the perfect base for Cougar to work with. In an explosive union of styles, "God Damnit" gets a heavy dose of grime from the young artist which is sure to catch the listener's attention.
The dark, raw-sounding vocals by Call Me Karizma come in with easy, conversational melodies. Hex Cougar amps the energy up with that powerhouse of a drop full of dirty, distorted synth stabs and riveting bass growls. The instrumentation is choppy, intense, and addictive. It's great to see he was able to transform the song while staying true to the melodic allure of the source material.
Hex Cougar crafts otherworldly sonic landscapes that straddle the line between menacing and beautiful. His résumé includes remixes for the likes of RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, KRANE, and Sia in addition to numerous originals tallying millions of plays across platforms. He's landed critical acclaim across the board, garnering support from the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, Baauer, The Chainsmokers, Jauz and Boombox Cartel.
Since the release of his debut EP in 2013, Illenium has seen his career skyrocket with a large number of headlining appearances at major festivals. Alongside the festival billings, his debut studio album Ashes reached #6 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. His next big venture will be a legendary performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Just yesterday, Illenium also announced the forthcoming release of a brand-new song. “Crashing” featuring Bahari will be released next Friday, January 25.