Hex Cougar Pounces On ROSSY’s Single “Don’t Say” With Riveting Trap Remix

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Los Angeles-based ROSSY is one of the electronic music scene’s fastest rising stars.

2023 has been a massive breakout year for the multi-talented artist, with her debut EP ‘HEAVENS DOOR’ arriving on the iconic HARD Recs, in addition to the accompanying debut headline tour. Ending the year on a high note, ROSSY has tapped friend and tourmate Hex Cougar for a rework of the standout single “DON’T SAY,” the lead offering from the forthcoming remix package.

Hex Cougar’s remix of “DON’T SAY” is everything one could ask for. Effortlessly fusing elements of the original with an immersive and uplifting sound palette that draws influences from trap, wave, and beyond. Built around ROSSY’s compelling one-liner, the vocals are echoed throughout, injecting the underlying heartache and loss that fueled ROSSY’s original rendition. Instead of drifting into the darkness, Hex Cougar opts to alter the course, piercing through the clouds and into brighter skies with an unbridled euphoric exploration. The namesake vocals twist and weave through crisp trap drums, moody chord riffs, surging Reese bass, and shifting melodic leads, resulting in an emotive ride that’s powered by a sense of resolute hope. Much like the time passed since its original release, Hex Cougar’s remix offers a divine sense of healing.

ROSSY reflects on her debut EP and her approach to selecting Hex Cougar for the remix, saying, “‘HEAVENS DOOR’ was my first EP and it was so special to me. I’ve been doing my debut tour all year in support of the EP, and I have so many incredible artists and friends touring with me that I thought it would be amazing to have them remix my EP. I’m excited to start with this track with Hex, because ‘DON’T SAY’ is such a deeply personal song to me, and Hex is an AMAZING producer—and a friend—that I have a lot of respect for. So, getting to combine those elements just makes this so special to me.”

Hex Cougar speaks to the new direction showcased within the rework, adding, “For this remix, I really wanted to create something totally different than what I usually make. My music is usually super dark and moody, so I thought it would be fun to try and write something super euphoric and playful while still channeling that underlying heaviness that’s characteristic of all my music. I took a lot of inspiration from one of my biggest idols, Rustie, and the beat and chords in the beginning are heavily influenced by Playboi Carti’s music, as well.”

ROSSY is a Los Angeles-based multi-hyphenate talent who has become a powerhouse in the electronic music space. Her debut EP arrived on HARD Recs earlier this year to critical acclaim from EDM.com, FUXWITHIT, Dancing Astronaut, Your EDM, Fusion Nostalgia, Find Your Sounds, and The Music Essentials. She is currently in the second phase of her debut ‘HEAVENS DOOR’ tour, which has seen numerous sold out shows including back-to-back sellouts with Brownies & Lemonade at Moroccan Lounge. She’s the winner of the Annie Nightingale 2023 Scholarship on BBC1 and was touted as an ‘Artist To Watch’ by Dancing Astronaut for 2022, in addition to receiving support from legends like RL Grime, Madeon, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Slumberjack, Illenium, Party Favor, and many more.

L.A.’s Hex Cougar is a self-professed “mysterious feline” who has sunk his claws into the hardwave, trap, and future bass scenes. His ability to produce emotionally-charged, genre-bending music has earned over 70 million streams across platforms to date. He’s collaborated with trap icon RL Grime and has been commissioned for remixes by Baauer, Illenium, Alison Wonderland, KRANE, and Sia. Hex Cougar is also a favorite amongst tastemakers, drawing support from Diplo, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Jauz, and more. He has an upcoming set with ROSSY at Rickshaw Stop (SF) and will support Kavion at Hollywood Palladium.

“DON’T SAY” sees Hex Cougar building upon the incredible foundation crafted by ROSSY, offering an uplifting and addictive spin on the single without sacrificing the emotional pull.

Hex Cougar’s remix of ROSSY’s “DON’T SAY” is available on all platforms via ROSSY.


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