[Ed. note: This was supposed to have gone up yesterday, but blogger and yousendit prevented that.]
Nelly Furtado, "Promiscuous" (320 for my DJs)
Nelly Furtado, "Promiscuous (Axwell remix)"
Nelly Furtado, "Promiscuous (Morel's Pink Noise Vocal mix)"
It seemed like a good time to take another look at one of the hottest tracks of the summer, Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous." It held up well for me, although I don't listen to the radio much, so it may have long grown old there. Not much more to be said about it, grab it at the highest quality and play it out for a few more months.
The remixes take a similar approach to the Justin Timberlake ones from Friday. They serve more to make the original a little more danceclub friendly, housier so to speak, as opposed to complete reimaginings or darker shit. While it'd be nice to see a little more diversity in the remixers on these CDs, I can't say that I hate these versions. The Axwell remix starts out with just a cymbal beat, slowly adding some clipped vocals and keyboards, a nice teasing beginning. About two minutes it all comes together and the bass and drums take things up a notch. Interestingly, Axwell stops this and let's the Nelly/Timmy raps come in, shortcircuiting the first buildup. After the verses, it builds back up with some synths and cymbals, but it's not as much of a club stormer as I expected.
Morel's Pink Noise Vocal mix is my favorite, a harder edged, more banging version. This song had me with the hard drums right away, plus I like the fact that the beat doesn't drop out during the verses, which are completely intact. This would be my choice for a club version, although any good club should be fine with the original. I have a few more from this CD, let me know if there is any interest.
-I originally had mentioned the Danger! Danger! house party/rock festival. I hope that some Philly people made it out to the westside last night for this one, as it had to be a great time. I spent my night around Rittenhouse Square for the first time in ages; it's unbelievable how many people are out in that neighborhood, I really feel like things are gonna start popping up in new areas to . Thanks ED, DM, AZ, A + P for letting me tag along and not feel like a douche for not drinking. I even went to a Wharton party and nobody asked me to park their car or wondered how a hippie got in!
-Happy birthday to RV, who has crossed the quarter century mark. I hope that it was a boss(y) night, wish I could've been there to celebrate.