Farley Jackmaster Funk's original version of this song was actually one of Chicago house music's first tracks to turn many a head across the pond. Over 20 years later, U.K.-based label Back Yard is reissuing the track, with remixes by Boys Noize, Lifelike, and, here, Dolby Anol. The latter has given the track a bit of an update (complete with bleeps and chopped-up synths), thereby ensuring the ADD generation takes this number with it through the next 20 years.
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According to dancehall site One876.com, "fans are salivating at the prospect of more lyrical skirmishes between present dancehall kingpins, Mavado and his rival Vybz Kartel." Hence, this track, in which Kartel does some serious mouthing off against the rival Alliance. It's going to be a hot, hot summer, folks.
New York/Berlin-based duo The Glass is currently completing its debut full-length, but in the meantime, take a listen to an edit of the album's first single. House and electro heads who fancy a Lego rave from time to time will dig this number.
Youngster rapper Rye Rye has a knack for igniting a party, but her latest offering kicks the dancefloor heat up even more. Here, she teams up with musical mentor M.I.A., then hands the finished track off to kuduro masters Buraka Som Sistema for a remix. (via Discobelle). Photo Paul O'Valle.
True Panther Sounds signee Cameron Mesirow (a.k.a. Glasser) released her self-titled EP at the end of May, a six-track release featuring original material and remixes from Lucky Dragons, Tanlines, and John Talabot. "Apply" is the first song on the EP.
Since its inception in 1999, Sage Francis' Sick of... series has included titles like Sick of Waiting Tables, Sickly Business, and Sick of Waging War. The next installment of the project finds the MC Sick of Wasting. The mixtape will be available as a free digital download come June 16, and in the meantime, here is the first track off the release.
Producer and Five Six Media boss King Britt got his hands on this track, off Santigold's debut album, and promptly turned the number into a smooth boom-bap-style remix. "This song is a very heavy tune," says Britt. "I wanted to give Santi a very cinematic point of view."
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