And another track gets the Travis Barker treatment. (2)dope! And now with CDQ download, via RR.
Working strictly off an a cappella track, Barker crafted his “Forever” mix from the ground up, spending a week tinkering in the studio with his production partner, Sweatshop. The main goal, he said, was to build a drum line that matched the constantly shifting mood and tempo of the song, which famously features verses from Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, even if that meant showing a bit of restraint on the remix — something he’s not used to doing.
“Remixes are hard, because some of my critics will be like, ‘Trav, you shoulda gone bananas on it,’ but going bananas on it will sometimes take away from how cool a song is — it’s a happy medium,” he laughed. “With this one, I see a gradual crescendo — it just gets bigger and bigger and bigger, all the way up until the last chorus, where I crash out and there’s a big Phil Collins moment, with a drum-fill solo underneath Drake’s chorus. It was a tough one, man.”
So is Drake happy with the end result? Barker has no idea — seems Drizzy hasn’t even heard the remix yet. No one has. Until now, that is.
“No one’s heard this!” Barker said. “Actually, Marshall [Mathers, a.k.a. Eminem] heard it, and he loved it — but no one else has.”