DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Hip-Hop and R&B Edition
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
After taking on Classic Rock remixes for last week’s edition of Sunday Morning Meds, we’ve decided on another genre-themed offering. This time we’re venturing into the world of hip-hop and R&B where collisions with dance music have often proved dramatic.
If you missed any of last week’s more chilled out selections, check out Gregor Tresher’s remix of “The Lonely Night,” Axwell’s take on “Falling,” Mark Knight’s original production “Your Love,” and Andrew Bayer’s second album — but on to the good stuff.
Sammy Bananas manages to smooth out and sex up arguably the greatest R&B track of the year without destroying the original’s integrity.
If you were born in the 90s, it’s not likely you’re unfamiliar with Missy Elliot’s hit song “Work It,” but you might be unfamiliar with Justin Faust’s (Lenno approved) remix. Faust takes the track from LIV on Sunday to Studio 54.
Disclosure and Claude VonStroke have been known to drop Friend Within’s bass-wrapped weapon in their sets.
Incorporating drums and hints of trap percussion, Shlohmo delivers a sultry remix that rivals the original. Jeremih himself seems to agree as the two recently collaborated on Adidas’ Songs from Scratch project.
Cyril Hahn turns Destiny’s Child’s unforgettable “Say My Name” on its head with the introduction of funky synth work and pitched and slowed down vocals.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Frank Ocean entry and while several producers took the emerging superstar’s yearning vocals to task, few did a better job at it than Ryan Hemsworth. His melodic remix of “Thinkin Bout You” features ideally subtle flourishes like percussive rumblings and swirling synths.