Let’s get a little crazy with a sweet new drum & bass jam from Heily Beatz & Elevatd. These two Chicago acts have come together for an official cut of “5309” originally created by Heily Beatz himself and Morgan Gold.
Heily and Elevatd’s new rendition is as smooth as it gets, making for a must-add to your playlists, even if the energetic breakbeat style isn’t your typical cup of tea. These talented Chicagoans deliver an accessible anthem that almost feels cinematic – certainly something that could be in an intense chase or club scene.
On top of the remix, we caught up with Heily Beatz and Elevatd in the dojo for a quick Q&A about the song and what else we can expect from them as the year begins to close.
TMN: How did you guys come together for the creation of this remix?
It all happened so smoothly and organically. Elevatd and Heily were working together on a different original with Morgan’s vocals. They took a little break and Heily showed Chris 5309’s rough draft and inspiration hit to remix it.
TMN: What is it about drum & bass that inspires you both?
Drum & Bass is a breath of fresh air compared to what all three of us usually work on and perform, and it just felt right to do something different.
TMN: How has being from Chicago shaped your sonic palate?
Chicago has provided endless creative freedom and the diversity that we are around afforded us to feel extensive creative freedom.
TMN: Who are some other artists you both would like to work with?
We all enjoy Whipped Cream. Her relentless bass and stage presence is wild. We would also be amped if we got to work with Micah Martin with him and Morgan Gold singing together. Also, how can we forget to add KAYTRANADA?
TMN: Anything planned for the rest of the year?
We are working on a music video for 5309 with local bagel baker “Totally Bagels” that hopefully will drop in January 2023. It is going to be insane. We also have been cooking up another bass-driven single. The title has something to do with naval warfare or sandwiches.