Philadelphia’s hottest rising acts, Tweed and Wax Future, will return to the city on February 17th at Underground Arts. In celebration of the co-headline announcement, the acts collaborated on a remix of Tweed’s “RL WRLD” from their hard-hitting acclaimed EP, The Chunky Life. Wax Future hit the studio, lending a new, re-funked perspective to the track relying on Tweed’s pre-existing instrumental components, segmenting and rearranging each to create an authentic, yet still distantly familiar, rendition.
Listen to Wax Future’s take on “RL WRLD” below.
Both acts had national success in 2016 and are determined to build upon that momentum this year. Tweed’s debut EP hit as high as #10 on the Relix jam radio charts in November. They affirmed themselves as one of the most tenacious touring bands, hitting 150 shows across the country. Similarly, Wax Future’s 2015 release, Keep The Memories EP, carried forth to a full-blown, nationwide immersion in 2016, introducing a bountiful catalog of new material intermingled with a dense tour and festival schedule.
“We couldn’t have a better act joining us for this show,” says Tweed drummer, Joe Vela. “And the band was so excited to drop this ‘RL WRLD’ remix. It maintained elements of the original, while creating something new that’s uniquely Wax Future.”
Wax Future imprints their stamp on “RL WRLD” through a deeply embedded layer of dense, resonating bass introduced with purposeful authority just as the remix begins to unfurl. An adamantly differential, electronic percussion kit, moves the composition to Wax Future’s frequently investigated breakbeat structure, providing further distinction. And while new guitar-riffs are left out this time around, it seems more than likely that such is only the case to leave plenty of space for Wax Future guitarist, Keith Wadsworth, to investigate numerous alterations come time for him and Hansell to take the stage February 17th.
Tweed’s Upcoming Tour Dates
Jan 27 Deer Park Tavern – Newark, DE
Jan 28 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Feb 17 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Wax Future
Mar 2 Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Chalk Dinosaur
Wax Future’s Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb 3 Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA w/ Vibe Street, Robbie Dude
Feb 11 The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD w/ DYNOHUNTER
Feb 17 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Tweed