Hear M Mac and Flex the Antihero Join Forces to Remix Birds of Bellwoods
Published Nov 17, 2016Toronto folk quartet Birds of Bellwoods released their debut EP The Fifth this year, and now one of the tracks off that effort has been twisted into a "folk-hop" offering.
"Grey Ghosts" has been given a remix courtesy of Toronto producer M Mac, and in addition to amping up the formerly calm folk vibes of the song, he's also enlisted rapper Flex the Antihero for a string of guest verses.
"I immediately gravitated to 'Grey Ghosts' — it had this really cool eerie energy to it and I knew immediately I would have a lot to work with," M Mac tells Exclaim! "Around the time I began crafting the remix, Flex and I were working on his new album, Born Rebels. He's as much a fan of Birds of Bellwoods as I so it just made sense to get him on it. The rest is history."
Flex adds: "M Mac threw it out there that he was working on remixing some of Bellwoods music. He seemed pretty geeked over getting his hands on them, and I was as well. Stevie and I had discussed finding something to work on together, and 'Grey Ghosts' was always a favourite of mine. I don't really feel it was so 'out there' to me, as it has been a natural progression for me to start messing with music outside of my genre. I was a fan of their work prior, so it was a no brainer."
Hear the deeper, darker new rendition of "Grey Ghosts" in the player below.