Groundislava Gives Drake The Synthetic Treatment
Listen to his remix of “Successful”
The man makes it quite clear: “one of my favourite Drake songs featuring one of my favourite singers, Trey”. Groundislava went back to Drake's early days, around 2009, to make this remix out of admiration for the Canadian and for Trey Songz, his partner on “Successful”. The rework is built on excited drum machines drenched in unsteady, nocturnal synths. It gives some extra moist emotion and a retro-futurist feel to the tune, remotely reminiscent of people like Com Truise and Boards of Canada.