Saturday, August 05, 2006
Kelis - Bossy remixes
Kelis, "Bossy (Alan Braxe and Fred Falke remix)"
Kelis, "Bossy (Sebastian remix)"
Kelis, "Bossy (Alan Braxe and Fred Falke Earth Out remix)"
Kelis, "Bossy (Switch remix)"
Still my favorite song of the year (don't hold me to that), Kelis' "Bossy" has gotten the expected remix treatment and it continues the trend of amazing reinterpretations of hip hop songs. It's pretty clear that her shit serves as a good template for dance producers, I'm guessing because the Neptunes shit is so respected or perhaps easily adapted.
Alan Braxe and Fred Falke liked the track so much that they've dropped two remixes. The first one is my favorite, turning Kelis into a speed-rapping disco queen. I absolutely love the sound here, so joyous and uplifting, a far cry from the darker, electro shit that we've been hyping lately. The Earth Out remix sounds like it should be more to my liking, as it has a driving, bass heaviness that is our aesthetic. However, the duo doesn't really use her vocals very effectively, in my opinion, chopping it down to one indecipherable line. I mean, the vocals are great on this song, they definitely could have done better on this front.
The Switch remix puts the original on amphetamines, a jittery, sped up tune. I'm not sure there's much more to say about this one, they cleverly take the Kelis line about "I switched up the beat of the drum," doing exactly that. The Sebastian remix is my personal favorite of the lot, short but sweet. They bring a bit of the Neptunes synth sound to bat, but also there's a late 90s East Coast rap sound I'm hearing. Does anyone else?
-The boss of NYC is celebrating his 30th birthday tonight. I want to wish a happy birthday to my bol MF and look forward to having him contribute to Pound for Pound down the road. We're gonna run New York before long, believe that.
-Philly, another sick Pop Off Shack tonight at the Metro Lounge. 51:51 as always have the scoop and ready-made itinerary for the party people. I'll be at one of these events;p NYC, let me crash on your couch and you have me.