[Hip Hop & Dance] “Ready or Not” – The Fugees vs. Lucas Chambon Remix

This trend of mixing old school hip hop and R&B tracks with new dance and electric sounds is on the up, and this mix I found is an absolute GEM.

French producer Lucas Chambon takes The Fugees‘ “Ready or Not” and creates higher vocals to start the verses and then switches to an alto in the chorus. The more laid back, chill beats sends you into some awesome, ambient trance, making you question whether you’re still at work at 3:30 on a Thursday afternoon or inside a lounge somewhere on the beach in Miami…

One can only dream!

 

[R&B + Dance] “No Diggity” – Blackstreet vs. Bondax Edit

The Friday before the much anticipated August long weekend deserves the right kick off, so we’re mixing an old school classic with new school electronics today.

English group Bondax throws their familiar piano tones and transcending vibes against Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” track to make one cool and sexy remix. Hey-o hey-o hey-o hey-ooooooo!

[House] – “Wakanda” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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I’m sorry peeps, but this post has been long overdue. It’s been two weeks since Swedish House Mafia‘s One Last Tour – which I attended twice because, well, you know, YOLO – and I wanted to dedicated tonight’s content to house music.

I’ve been on a house/dance/electro streak now since those two nights of intense fist-pumping and head-banging and can’t find another song than “Wakanda” that better expresses this experience.

House enthusiasts Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike created this epic track. The song (and the image) reflects the rhythms and sounds originating from tribes of the Northeastern African region. Add a hard-hitting bass and tribal beats to the mix and you’ve got one sick house hit. Eh ai ee nene…

[House] “Sweeter Love” – Blue Six

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I’ve only recently been introduced to the ‘deep house, down tempo’ music of Blue Six and I’m only sad I haven’t been listening to them sooner!

Blue Six, produced by Jay Denes, plays a mix of house, soulful pop and smooth jazz, which might often remind you of lounge music – and their 1998 release “Sweeter Love” expresses just this. You might even find yourself singing along with the “ah ah” parts – or maybe that’s just me?

[House] “KNAS” – Steve Angello

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Before Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello had already made a name for himself in the house/electro/techno world with hit tracks likes Gypsy and Tivoli.

KNAS, released in 2010, is another one of his hits that brought him fortune and fame. Although there is controversy surrounding the production of this track (he allegedly sampled this song with his only contribution being the percussion), there is no denying that the beat is off the hizzie.

The song starts off with what sounds like a ticking time bomb. Insert a few sharp, high-pitches notes and you will experience an explosive eargasm of sorts at 1:30. No kidding.

Oh. And you might want to turn up your speakers.