Mija Pays Tribute to Drum'n'Bass Idols on 'Secrets:' Listen

Clifford Liddell


Many of the tracks you know and love with catchy original vocal samples probably started off with a ripped vocal as a placeholder. Giraffage has said he uses a lot of licensed samples when he's creating tunes, which he later replaces with an original topline so as to void hefty licensing fees.

Such was the case for Mija on her latest single. These high-pitched voices on “Secrets” come from Tegan and Sara, and she had all the intentions in the world of replacing them, but she got super attached, and in the end, the sister act agreed to clear her use of their angelic voices.

“Secrets,” therefore, is released as a free download guilt-free. It's a nod to Mija's drum'n'bass roots, directly inspire by her love of Netsky and Sub Focus in particular. It's a catchy, upbeat tune that shimmers and shakes with fast-paced drums but won't give you a headache. Check it out below.


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