Remixes often feel like taking a gamble. Sometimes, it ends up being needless and failed attempt to reenact the greatness of the original. A few other times, it matches up to the potential of the initial song, giving us a refreshing dose of the melodies we’ve already come to love. But there are also those very rare moments where the remix takes it to a whole new level. The remix becomes a well taken second shot well taken, building up on the beams of the original to create something even better refined and much more sublime. And L.A.X’s ‘Gobe’ remix with Simi and Tiwa Savage is one of those moments.
Back in February, L.A.X had teamed up with 2baba to soundtrack the valentines’ day celebrations with a keening tune detailing how their excesses in their relationships have come full circle. But for the remix released this last weekend, L.A.X changes the perspective, joining forces with Simi and Tiwa Savage, two of Nigeria’s most gifted singers to discuss this from a woman’s angle. Even as the beat, theme and hook remain the same, it is their pristine vocals and delivery gives the record a new exciting life. With two of the hottest songs in the country to her name, Simi has been one of the biggest winners of this pandemic, as far as Nigerian music is concerned. She continues this amazing run with her opening verse, reminding her erring lover, she’s done acting the fool and now following his footsteps. Tiwa Savage follows up with her stirring verse well woven in Yoruba, English and Pidgin, riding the soft and smooth Clemzy-production like a wave. L.A.X then wraps up the song with a verse from the original, easing you down to the repeat button.
Enjoy this single above.