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.”
The amazing championship-winning turntablist team turned producers, C2C have done a wonderful remix of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. They’ve managed to bring something fresh and worthy to the table.
DJ Stylus and DJ Meistro of The Sol Power All-Stars kicked off The Vinyl District’s all vinyl monthly at Den Of Thieves with a night of deep, tropical wax. Check out the uptempo second half below. Head over to the good old Soundcloud for the first half with the sweet reggae opening.
“Mother, Mother” by Fat Freddy’s Drop is a sublime bit of electro afro-beat with the dub reggae DNA that informs most of the band’s sound. The album Blackbird reveals new bits of brilliance with every listen.
9 Lives does a really classy and great rework of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing” that does the original justice while doing something new and fresh with it.
London-based dancer and chanteuse, FKA Twigs, has consistently been putting out amazing videos and songs within the past year. Her latest, “Two Weeks,” a teaser for her upcoming album LP1, brings about an even higher production value with an effects-heavy video.
The music KING creates is so deliberate, so delicate and so intricately crafted that just one song packs the concentrated satisfaction of a normal album’s worth of material. “Mister Chameleon” continues their perfect record.
The brilliantly named Edit Murphy does a really classic remix of Marvin Gaye with “Mercy,” found on his Motown Edits Vol. 1 release, resulting in a nice dubbed out disco vibe.
Ernesto Djédjé was a huge star on the Ivory Coast in his day and listening to “Ziboté,” it makes perfect sense. Catchy vocals, great instrumentation, groovy rhythms, and—although rare for West African records from the 70s—the recording is crystal clear and expertly mixed. One look at the cover and you know it’s gonna be funky.
The elusive Detroit champion Moodymann has been churning out deep, sample-based soul music for late-night dance floors for 20 some years. This self titled LP, in my opinion, is his greatest achievement.