Sometimes you hear a super sexy remix of a song and you’re so into it that you’ve listened to it for over 30 times in one sitting. The Snakehips remix of BANKS’ “Warm Water” is that song.
The quintessential soul survivor Bobby Womack gets a nice, thumping tribute from a-list dance floor funk producer Jayl Funk.
DC launched Tittsworth but now he’s an international dance music star. He veers in a different direction from his varied palette of big room party bangers to a tune that does just what the title says.
Halfway through my opening DJ set for Echo & the Bunnymen, I worked in “Get the Message” by Electronic, the 1991 collaboration between Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.
This R-point edit of Jill Scott’s “I’m Not Afraid” (from the 2004 Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 album) is so well done; I love the way he teases the groove of the original.
Here’s another Motown remix I’ve been playing that really does it for me: DJ Twister does a classy remix of Otis Redding’s soul classic “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay.”
It was hard to pick one John Prine song to highlight here but this one “Flashback Blues” was quoted in my brother’s senior high school yearbook so I’ll go with it.
London-based producer, SOPHIE has been on the scene for nearly a year. The track “Hard” is very reminiscent of Aphex Twin’s early IDM work, but with bits of grime, future bass and even j-pop/k-pop elements.
I’ve posted a lot of music by Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan lately. “Love Yuh Bad” is (another) catchy tune for the club and is the second single off the album.
Rachel Row’s “L Square” and the KiNK Mix are quality deep dance cuts with an accessibility that could easily see it’s way to the mainstream. The song really shines with hard breakbeats banging away under a floating ethereal atmospheric vibe.