Vladimir Cacuhemar drops an anxious and cinematic remix for the Balenciaga Spring 23 Original Soundtrack prior to his Anthropology tour. BFRND – Hedge Fund Trance (Vladimir Cauchemar Remix) encapsulates the dark nocturnal vibes of a metropolis with hi-tech style of production and classic mid-00s sound.
Vladimir Cauchemar’s version of the Balenciaga Spring 23 Original Soundtrack kicks in with larger-than-life dissonant horns that bring associations of some neo-noir thriller set in a fictional Gotham-like city. Apart from the main sample, there is not much left from the original track. The remix sounds more aggressive, punchier and, thanks to this, more dance-friendly compared to the BFRND‘s version. However, it’s not the type of detailed, densely layered, melodic and orchestral sound one would expect from the latest releases of the France-based producer. BFRND – Hedge Fund Trance (Vladimir Cauchemar Remix) sounds much more minimal. With the exception of transitions that develop further the theme we hear in the intro, there’s nothing reminiscent of some of the more epic-sounding tracks of Vladimir Cauchemar like the epic collaborative single with Apashe RIP.
Instead, Vladimir Cauchemar switches the focus to creating a dense and dark atmosphere by using buzzing, clicking and beeping synth sounds, which, when contrasted to the huge bass section, make the space on the track feel massive. While being a relatively short track, the remix of Hedge Fund Trance manages to progress smoothly and keep the listener engaged and entertained with its constantly morphing beats. And, on the other side, being a more groove-focused version of the original, it sounds like a great track to boost the energy on the dancefloor to the max during Vladimir Cauchemar Anthropology tour’s culminative moments.