Brilliant remix of a Janet Jackson classic by Canadian poducer DR. MaD. Make sure you grab the free download.
Portia Monique is a soulful, American songstress on the rise and “Ain’t Scared of You” is the latest single from her self titled debut album released late last year. The track, originally produced by Oli Lazarus and Toni Economides, was recently remixed by the Swedish super producer Opolopo. I always take notice when I see Opolopo’s name on the credits and with this one I certainly wasn’t disappointed. While the original version is more funk driven, Opolopo laces the song with a delicious, deep house flavor which perfectly compliments Portia’s soulful vocals.
Here’s another interesting new release from Soulection Records. The young producer oriJanus from Bakersfield, California has done a remix of “Hot Music” – the classic track released by Soho in 1989. The man behind the original was Pal Joey – a New York house music pioneer who also released a version in 1994 under his own name.
OriJanus does a very nice job of updating the track by applying some tasteful chopping and adding booming 808s and stuttering hi-hats.This is a free release and part of Soulection’s digital White Label Series. Check out both versions of the track below.
British producer Mr Scruff’s “We Are Coming” has gotten the remix treatment by Berlin-based producer Max Graef. The original track appears on Scruff’s “Friendly Bacteria” album which is out right now on Ninja Tune. In my opinion Graef’s version really upstages the original. I’m probably biased, however, seeing that this is house music just the way i like it: warm, soulful and funky.