Kill Paris Remixes GRiZ’s ‘Stop Trippin’ for First Release as Chill Harris [LISTEN]
Corey Baker, the Colorado-based electronic producer formerly known as Kill Paris, has remixed GRiZ's track "Stop Trippin'" for his first release under his new Chill Harris moniker. The chilled-out rendition of fellow the Coloradoan's funky hit featuring vocals by Ida Hawk is out now via All Good Records.
In the introduction to the track on Soundcloud, Baker stated: "I was stoked to Chill this remix out for my funk brother GRiZ and inspired by cruise control drives through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, light one up, and chill to this," Dancing Astronaut reports.
In his reworking of GRiZ's track, Baker places additional emphasis on Hawk's vocals and compliments her vibrant tone by reworking the melody a bit. He adds some new bass kicks and incorporates melodic synths into the breakdown to give the track an especially future bass sound. Stream it via the producer's Soundcloud, below.
If the name Chill Harris fails to immediately ring a bell, it's because this is the first we've heard from Baker after he announced his name change following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France that took place late last year, This Song Is Sick points out.
At the time the producer behind typically ethereal, futuristic electro compositions had explained in a lengthy Facebook post that he originally adopted the name Kill Paris "as satire against a side of life that tries to hold creativity and love down" after reading William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. After the Paris attacks, however, the name had lost its positive connotations and was no longer appropriate for a project based on such positive intentions.
If this new release is any indication of what to expect from the producer's new persona, it's safe to say that Kill Paris' dreamy approach to funk and chillstep lives on in Chill Harris. He has a few tour dates coming up at the end of the month which are listed on his Facebook page.