New Video: Torii Wolf & DJ Premier f/ Dilated Peoples “1st” (Remix) (Produced by DJ Premier)
DJ Premier’s New Artist Torii Wolf Delivers Video For The Stunning Remix Of Her Debut Single, “1st” Featuring Dilated Peoples
Originally premiered by Pitchfork, the original version of “1st” found DJ Premier digging into his past catalog and reshuffling the deck on a Dilated Peoples vocal sample from his “Good As Gone” production which appeared on Dilated Peoples Directors Of Photography album to create another spellbinding scratch-chorus “I’ve seen the last come first, I’ve seen the first last.”
As is the norm for DJ Premier, the remixed version of “1st” sounds like an entirely different song; and he and Torii take it further with the video for the “1st” (Remix). Premiered exclusively today by HotNewHipHop.com, the visual takes you into the studio as the remix is created—and it’s so personal that you feel a part of the recording process. “Making the video felt natural, like family” Torii told Hotnewhiphop. “Being in there with Ev and Rakaa, I feel so grateful to have experienced our vibes together in one space.”
While Premier has previously collaborated with iconic female artists, in none of the aforementioned examples has the iconic producer/DJ entirely produced one of their projects. With a resume like Premier’s, it takes a lot to get his attention—and perhaps more importantly his respect.
Enter Torii Wolf, a singer-songwriter and musician from Wantagh, New York who traded coasts–bouncing around West Coast cities and enhanced herself artistically; shunning categories, confinement, and convention. Torii also just happens to be the first female artist to have her entire project (the forthcoming album entitled Flow Riiot) produced by Preemo. “Torii has such a weird, wicked style,” Premier offers. “It’s just very left field—reminiscent of a Bjork or something like that. She is so unique and versatile; she writes, sings and is an accomplished guitarist and drummer. But image-wise, there is no comparison. Subject-wise, Torii is in a whole different place.”
“1st” and its accompanying Remix offer just a glimpse at the musical symmetry and bond Torii developed with Premier; a Hip-Hop king who has a habit of contributing and producing historic projects behind the boards. Torii Wolf’s forthcoming debut brings a full clip of moods, range, and vast musical talent. Torii and Premier’s collaborative union bum-rushes the walls of genre, age, and expectations to let the world know there’s a Flow Riiot going on.
Torii Wolf & DJ Premier f/ Dilated Peoples “1st” (Remix) (Produced by DJ Premier):