do you remember the time?

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a thing for remixes, blends, mash-ups, refixes – whatever you wanna call ’em. I remember playing DJ SiiK’s refix of Amerie’s “One Thing” at my first apartment’s housewarming party three years ago and having people ask me where the hell I had found a better version than the original. Don’t get me wrong, Rich Harrison is one of the greats production-wise, but the SiiK refix has Amerie sounding within the ranks of Diana Ross or Donna Summer. The guy can make Michael Jackson sound like Al Green. Simpler said than done, DJ SiiK has made it his duty to retune current and 90’s R&B tracks with fuzzed-up 1970’s B-side heat. With all original vocals intact, his cut and paste method is pristine and plays like an enitrely new song. He, in other words, makes two tracks procreate while you’re listening. Thank god someone is taking it upon themselves to retool 90’s sounds. He takes some of my all time favorite songs and and mushes them into a batter. Consider it a lesson for the crowds of those who believe that with Garage Band and a Vampire Weekend track they can make decent blends. His tracks sound like Kanye in his Blueprint stage, but even more frill-less. He makes his recycled tracks sound strikingly organic. The little gems are hard to find, so they’re posted below for your aural pleasure. It’s easier than burning you all a mix (who’s got that money anymore). Remember where you heard it first.

(sorry, i had to.)

1 “One Thing” – Amerie

2 “If” – Janet Jackson

3 “Rock The Boat” – Aaliyah

4 “Too Close” – Next

5 “Don’t Take It Personal” – Monica

6 “My Love” – Justin Timberlake

7 “Signs” – Snoop Dogg (Feat. Justin Timberlake)

8 “Remember the Time” – Michael Jackson

9 “Sittin’ Up In My Room” – Brandy

10 “I Wanna Be Down” – Brandy


3 responses to “do you remember the time?

  1. That cover is out of control hahahaha

  2. Oh, the wonder of remixes!

  3. that amerie shit is hot

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