Latin Grammys 2018

Manila Killa Amplifies Big Wild's 'Invincible' Into Most 'Aggressive' Tune Yet: Exclusive

Steven Struong
Manila Killa

Big things happened when Big Wild met with iDA HAWK in the studio. “Invincible” is the wind that blows a super-hero's cape. It's majestic and emotive with powerful rhythms, sensitive piano, moving strings, and iDA HAWK's massive, soulful vocal. It takes you higher with every listen, and for Manila Killa, the chance to hop on the remix package was a no brainer.

“The first time I heard the original, I was really captivated by the epic orchestral feel of the intro and iDA HAWK's vocals,” Manila Killa says. “Not only am I fan of the song, but I am a huge fan of Big Wild. I've always been impressed with his ability to fuse organic and electronic elements together to make something totally unique.”

For his part, Manila Killa turns that striking intro into something utterly cinematic. There's a militant tension to it, like a camera panning over an out-numbered army ready to rush their attack. The big moments feel a little bigger, but the real fun hits at the 1:48 mark.

“I was striving to amplify the already 'epic orchestral' feel of the original and add my own touch,” he continues. “It's a little more 'aggressive' than my other tunes, but I'm happy to have showcased a different side of my production style.”

The “Invincible” remix EP rounds out with takes by Point Point and J. Phlip with official release via Odesza's Foreign Family Collective Friday, Dec. 9, but you can hear Manila Killa's take in all its expansive glory below exclusively on Billboard Dance.