DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Hip-hop and R&B edition two
Dance music x hip hop collisions have been on an uptick as of late. Whether it’s Daft Punk producing Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead,” Pretty Lights teaming up and performing with Talib Kweli, or Chuckie’s “Makin Papers” featuring Lupe Fiasco and Too $hort, there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of options.
This week’s Sunday Morning Medicine takes us further down this collaborative rabbit hole for our second edition focusing on hip-hop and R&B.
This isn’t Nigerian soul-singer Nneka’s first time at the proverbial remix rodeo — Chase & Status remixed ‘Heartbeat’ in 2009 — but Joe Goddard of 2 Bears and Hot Chip, respectively delivers an unforgettable remix that swells the heart to the point of explosion.
It seems a fair transition to move on to a remix by both members of 2 Bears, and their remix of Rita Ora’s “Shine Ya Light” fit the bill. While the track already oozed a considerable amount of feel good vibes, 2 Bears add enough bounce and bass to make it eligible for inclusion in the iTunes libraries of those who might have snubbed the pop princesses original.
Choosing just one song from Woody’s The Notorious BIG remixed album proved difficult, but “Going Back To Cali” eventually emerged victorious. Hearing Biggie remixed might be the closest we ever to get to hearing new material from the legend, so while it’s a dangerous move Woody seems to have pulled it off.
SION turns Nate Dogg’s “Gangster Walk” on its head, giving it a bubbly new deep house lease on life.
Rihanna’s highly emotional love ballad “Stay” already tugged on the heartstrings, but Marius Hörsturz’s remix takes these feelings of despair to new heights.