Vondelpark - Dracula (Happa remix)

Vondelpark - Dracula (Happa remix)

Watch a rump-shaking video of the impossibly young producer's sprawling demolition of the Surrey trio.

We first featured Leeds producer Happa back in the summer after Mary Anne Hobbs was so taken in by his talents that she offered the 15 year old a mix slot on her Xfm show. Since then, new imprint Church put out his much anticipated ‘Beat Of The Drum/Bring It Back’ EP and he’s shared some heavy duty remixes, including this 7-minute deconstruction job on Vondelpark’s swooning new single Dracula. Initially, it feels like Happa has bludgeoned the source material beyond all recognition, but then a murky retelling of_Dracula’s_ vocal is revealed beneath those cavernous and unrelenting techno pounds. The video churns up grainy footage of some hip hop booty shakers, closely tracking the rhythmic peaks and troughs and – as is usually the case with such visual re-edits – flips its flirtatiousness into something just downright freaky.

Happa will headline the ‘Dollop’ night at Birthdays in Dalston, London tonight, and R&S Records will release Vondelpark’s ‘Seabed’ in 2013