Ryan DeRobertis, better known as Saint Pepsi, has a failsafe policy of not caring at all about consumer expectations. His newest remix just expounds on that. Worst Behavior is probably the hardest Drake has ever sounded on a track. Plus, DJ Dahi’s skittering production and slick vocal samples are the hallmarks of his signature sound, and the man’s a bonafide hitmaker because of it. Tracks he’s busted out for Tink, Kelela, and Kendrick Lamar stand out among the best in their respective repertoires. It’s a tall order to remix a Dahi jam, and a lot of attempts have fallen into the SoundCloud graveyard. Saint Pepsi made a decision I think is pretty savvy, and divorced his edit of the song from the vibe of the original to create a bright, funky earworm.
It’s not for everyone, and it could definitely be cleaner. Some sections of the Worst Behavior remix sound like your roommate playing a song in the next room while you’re trying to jam, but it’s definitely newsworthy. Peps released the song to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of Nothing Was the Same, and DeRobertis has had a great year since starting from the bottom last year. He’s due to release a record in the near future, and I still haven’t gotten sick of his last single, Fiona Coyne. The guy’s definitely young though. Last time I saw him live, he sat through the opening act posted up at the bar with his 17″ MacBook Pro, but you could chalk that up to his YOLO philosophy just as much as his age tbh. Enjoy The Eargazm!