Last month, we introduced you to Torii Wolf, an NY-born, LA-living singer who made her DopeHouse debut with the DJ Premier-produced “1st.”
Now, with her debut album Flow Riiot (produced entirely by Premo) on the way, Torii scores a Dilated Peoples feature for the official remix—which makes sense, since the original had a vocal sample from “Good As Gone” off their Directors Of Photography LP.
“I changed the arrangement of Torii’s verses and removed the second verse completely,” Premier shared with Mass Appeal. “I added some extra piano harmonies and it fit on the first attempt. I played all of the sounds; including the piano so there are no samples on the original nor the remix. Ev and Rakaa sent me 24 bars in total and I split them up into a sixteen and an eight bar set up. They sounded so good from the original it was a no brainer to get them on the remix.”
“When I first laid the song down with Preem we didn’t really know where the song would end up,” Torii added. “Preem makes the beat and I express the emotion it evokes inside of me. From there it evolves. Preem is brilliant and he found the perfect line from “Good As Gone” to throw into the mix of the song. I am blown away by what Evidence and Raaka have come up with on this remix. I love how well they were able to connect with the concept. To feel understood and to hear how other people can unleash a similar emotion (in their own words) and share an understanding of the story is an incredible feeling.”
Take a listen to Torii Wolf’s “1st (Remix)” below and be on the lookout for her forthcoming debut.