UK-based DJ/producer Freejak has flipped Fat Joe and Ashanti‘s 2002 collaboration “What’s Luv,” exclusively for DJcity. Upon its release, the song reached number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and was Fat Joe’s first-ever top-ten pop single.
Freejak’s ability to concentrate on the most house-friendly elements of this track allows it to excel as a remix. Ashanti’s vocal, as well as the 8-bit style synths in the track’s melody are highlighted. The bottom end’s original rap breaks are replaced by quicker-paced, house-style, four-on-the-floor percussion.
Freejak notes: “’What’s Luv’ is such a feel-good track. And I think we all need a bit of feel-good these days. My task was just to purely open up this classic to the dance music community. As always I hope this puts a smile on someone’s face and can get a head or two bobbing.”
Preview the remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
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Richastic at WON in Nuremberg, Germany. (Source: Facebook)
Upon its release, the track peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Richastic’s remix adds a modern touch while retaining many of the track’s original elements.
“[It] is a song that’s still included in many DJ’s tracklists because it’s a timeless throwback,” Richastic says. “It was time for a new version that gives it a brand new edge!”
Preview the track below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Le Boeuf at Amfiscenen in Odense, Denmark. (Source: Facebook)
Danish DJ/producer Le Boeuf has delivered a creative remix of Ashanti‘s 2003 R&B hit, “Rock Wit U (Awww Baby).” The updated version features all new instrumentation, including a horn-laden drop, under the singer’s original vocals.
Preview his “Rock Wit U” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Rising DJ/producer duo Lemi Vice & Action Jackson have returned with a remix of Ashanti‘s 2002 hit single, “Foolish.” The duo’s twerk and dancehall-influenced version follows their remix of Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me,” which charted at no. 22 on DJcity’s top 50 chart.
Stream below and download exclusively on DJcity.
Live Evil is a live performance and remixing duo made up of The Freshest members Kutcorners and DJ Marvel. Watch above as the Vancouver natives rework two classics, Ashanti’s “Only U” and Mobb Deep’s “Got It Twisted,” using turntables, synths and drum machines. The video was shot in one take.
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