100 gecs enlist Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, & Kero Kero Bonito for 'ringtone' remix
As the genre of experimental pop music, dubbed as hyperpop, continues to grow in popularity, 100 gecs continue to prove why they belong at the forefront of the movement. The duo, consisting of Dylan Brady and Laura Les, turned heads in the music industry with their 2019 LP 1000 gecs, a bold release covering everything from traditional pop sounds to heavy bass drops (all with a healthy dose of autotune). Since 1000 gecs‘ release, the duo have been releasing tracks from their forthcoming remix album. The latest features their biggest collaborators to date, and further shows that 100 gecs are here to stay.
The original mix of “ringtone” is the cutest cut off 1000 gecs, and one of the most immediately catchy ones too. With Charli XCX‘s delivery of the hook stylized with more pop-standard vocal mixing, the track begins to sound more radio-ready than ever. Sarah Bonito (of Kero Kero Bonito) then brings her typically playful style to the track with a pair of rapped verses. Following her collaboration with Boys Noize, Rico Nasty continues her transition from rapper to pop/rockstar with an anthemic performance over a gritty guitar riff. Overall, the track is 100 gecs’ most commercial-friendly track to date and helps pull them in away from the fringes of pop.