You know what happens when you drop Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” on a crowd? Clubs hit absolute prime time. It’s almost a gimme tune, a perfect storm for DJs who want to grab an audience’s attention and toss them around the room. The Harlem rapper had a bona fide hit, droning on over the dark beat by Take A Daytrip. “Mo Bamba” broke onto the Hot 100 chart in September 2018, but it still gets played in sets by hip-hop and electronic music DJs looking to take rooms to their highest level.
Of course, if you’re looking to really surprise your listeners, it’s good to give them a bit of the familiar with a side of something new. In that case, you might wanna grab one of these sickening “Mo Bamba” remixes for your next set. From bass-boosted trap edits to outright wild rinses, here are our five favorite remixes of Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba.”
Sheck Wes – “Mo Bamba” (Jaydon Lewis x Afterfab Remix)
South African producer Jaydon Lewis and his French buddy Afterfab give Sheck Wes’ mean-street beat an even seedier edge. The bass is boosted to knock your trunk off its wheels, and the drums hit just a little heavier. It’s all about the new hook, here, with a sidewinder melody that sounds like a trip to the trap houses of ancient Egypt.
Sheck Wes – “Mo Bamba” (Crankdat Re-Crank)
For his branded re-crank, Crankdat drips all kinds of new sauce onto the fan favorite. Right out the gate, he beefs it up with a updated tinkering toy keys, phone bleeps, old newsreel samples and all manner of bleep bloops. It builds a chaotic tension that erupts into screeching synths and brutal bass blasts. It’s an absolute monster stomper of a remix. You’ve been warned.
Sheck Wes – “Mo Bamba” (noax Remix)
Canadian producer noax brings Godzilla bass to his “Mo Bamba” remix. The bassline bounces over machine gun rat-a-tats that keep the original beat’s essence intact while giving the tune about 20 extra pounds of heft. It’s even got some funk in its swagger.
Sheck Wes – “Mo Bamba” (Blkd Out Remix)
Time to slow things down and get real weird. Blkd Out gives “Mo Bamba” a half-time beat and the housiest groove we’ve heard so far. The pounding rhythm is relentless, though the Canadian duo pays homage to the song’s trap roots with a midsection breakdown that ties this remix to all kinds of mixes.
Sheck Wes – “Mo Bamba” (Bishu Remix)
Speed it back up and take it past its mark just a hair for this final remix on our list. Bishu brings big dubstep energy to his version, though the trap foundation stands firm throughout. If you like your bass fat and stuttery, this is the “Mo Bamba” version for you. Try not to break any speakers.