Fast-rising Irish artist Dermot Kennedy has released today a remix of his single “Moments Passed“, which has received a special treatment from producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, Travis Scott, Desiigner). Dean takes the original and maintains Dermot‘s hauntingly beautiful melodies on the remix whilst adding his signature production work, bringing to the forefront Dermot’s love for blending hip hop nodes and acoustic music.
Dermot said about working with Dean, “[it] was such an honor. 808s & Heartbreaks was one of my favorites from him, it was the perfect introduction for me to think about hip hop in a different way and play around with it. I just knew he’d get what I was trying to do with my sound… He put his stamp on the songs and was able to bring forward my love and appreciation for hip hop while keeping to its acoustic roots.”
Dermot is currently on tour in Europe; performing two incredible sold nights at London’s Scala as well as his biggest show yet at The Olympia in Dublin. He will then head to North America for another sold out run kicking off at New York’s Irving Plaza on March 1st which sees Dermot play cities across the continent including a debut stint at SXSW.