This past spring, Idris Elba set the Yuma Tent at Coachella on fire with the debut of “Ballie” featuring Nigeria’s #1 streaming female artist KAH-LO. Now, the song has been reignited for dance floors everywhere with a fresh remix from L.A. bass-house producer DESTRUCTO.
Available on Elba’s London-based label 7Wallace, DESTRUCTO takes a dark twist on the track that fuses hip-hop and house—otherwise known as g-house which is what the producer is known for. The pair met at DESTRUCTO’s All My Friends music festival this past fall which brought him into the fold for the remix. Other recent DESTRUCTO releases include Walker & Royce and SQWAD remixes of his track with Yo Gotti, “Loaded” and “Twisted” which samples Mobb Deep’s “Got It Twisted” from their 2004 album Amerikaz Nightmare. Be sure to catch DESTRUCTO on his current North American tour.
Since 2011, DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) has dominated the dance floor on his own terms. He went from the acclaimed Technology EP (2012) and Higher EP (2013) to high profile remixes for artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, Giorgio Moroder, Major Lazer, Rob Zombie, Digitalism and more. 2014 saw the precision-guided producer in the realm of g-house (where rap melds with house music) introduce his singular solo style with the West Coast EP, boasting collaborations with YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, Too $hort, Warren G and Kurupt. Along the way, he's touched down for shows everywhere from Australia and Fiji to Tokyo and Ibiza in addition to crisscrossing the country on alongside the likes of D.R.A.M., E-40, iLoveMakonnen, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif, REZZ, Felix Da Housecat and more. Released in early 2017, the RENEGADE EP featured collaborations with E-40 and Too $hort, Ty Dolla $ign & iLoveMakonnen, Pusha T & Starrah, Problem and Freddie Gibbs. Latest releases “F*cking ShIt Up” featuring Busta Rhymes, “Boom” featuring Problem, “Bassface” (with new remixes by DJ Koos, Golf Clap and Dillon Nathaniel), “Loaded” featuring Yo Gotti and “Shots To the Dome” with Gerry Gonza are out now, with Chris Lake x DESTRUCTO's “Y.O.D.O.” out on Lake's Black Book label.