Dutch DJ/producer D’Maduro and South Africa’s Shaun Johannes have added soulful, modern vibes to Aaliyah‘s 2001 R&B classic “Rock The Boat.” The track stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for half a year in 2002 and was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.
“This smooth R&B hit needed some extra love,” D’Maduro says. “So I’ve teamed up with one of South Africa’s most talented bass players, Shaun Johannes, to add some funky and flavor-filled bass lines.” Stylistically, the remix picks up where D’Maduro left off with his flip of Al Green‘s 1971 classic “Let’s Stay Together”.
Preview D’Maduro and Shaun Johannes’ “Rock The Boat” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Dutch DJ/producer D’Maduro and Sweden’s DJ Stressy add soulful lounge vibes to two beloved R&B hits. D’Maduro flips D’Angelo‘s 1995 hit “Brown Sugar,” while DJ Stressy flips super-group Lucy Pearl‘s Don’t Mess With My Man.
“Don’t Mess With My Man” has always been a favorite of DJ Stressy’s. Regarding the laid-back vibes of the track, he notes that he “hopes listeners like this one in the car, at the gym or at a bar.” As for D’Maduro, he feels that, in remixing D’Angelo, “the biggest challenge is remixing a classic without losing its essentials. This one deserved a smooth funky/soul makeover with a touch of bounce.”
Tomcio (left) and D’Maduro (right). (Sources: Tomcio and D’Maduro)
Dutch DJ/producers D’Maduro and Tomcio have added a soulful moombahton flair to two R&B hits from different eras. D’Maduro takes on Al Green‘s 1971 smash “Let’s Stay Together,” while Tomcio flips Eric Benet‘s 1999 duet with Faith Evans, “Georgy Porgy.”
D’Maduro opts for a moombahton-inspired version of Al Green’s classic, and Tomcio’s take on Eric Benet adds a brighter bassline to the funk-drenched soul hit. In both cases, the grooving basslines are ideal for slightly more than mid-tempo relaxation. As lounge vibes dominate venues for the foreseeable future, these tracks are ideal.
D’Maduro notes that his goal was to revive a classic to “make you groove while expressing your soul to another person,” while Tomcio notes, “there are different situations during the gigs now, and these vibes are adjusted for the audiences right now.
D’Maduro. (Source: D’Maduro)
The latest from Dutch DJ/producer D’Maduro is a moombahton take on Calle 13‘s reggaeton classic “Atrevete-Te-Te.” The song was a smash hit upon its release and led to the group winning three Latin GRAMMY Awards.
Regarding the remix, D’Maduro notes “I gave this bad boy banger some new life with some fresh percussions and chops!”
Preview D’Maduro’s “Atrevete-Te-Te” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
D’Maduro. (Source: D’Maduro)
Dutch DJ/producer D’Maduro is back with another DJcity exclusive remix. This time, he’s taken Ester Dean‘s 2009 trap-pop single “Drop It Low,” drenched it in dirty Dutch drums and created an energetic floor-filler.
The single cracked the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2009. “Drop It Low’s” infectious, snapping energy and remixes featuring the likes of Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, and Diddy has allowed it to remain a go-to club track for a decade. Now, D’Maduro’s remix speeds it up to the range of modern dembow-driven pop and reggaeton, breathing new life into the track.
Preview the remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
D’Maduro (Source: D’Maduro)
Guyanese DJ/producer, Furo, has joined forces with Dutch DJ/producer, D’Maduro, to deliver a moombahton rework of Ne-Yo‘s 2008 R&B classic “Miss Independent.” The remix is available exclusively on DJcity.
Ne-Yo won two Grammy awards for “Miss Independent,” and the song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“I initially came across the record from an Instagram post, and realized it was a classic that I had totally forgotten,” says Furo. “When I listened to the full track I was surprised to hear how many dancehall/Caribbean elements it had. That’s when I decided to spice it up with a more modern style. I contacted my buddy D’Maduro with my initial idea and he finished up the track from there!”
D’Maduro has had an impressive year so far, with six of his remixes appearing on DJcity’s monthly top 50 chart. They include reworks of Aaliyah‘s “Try Again,” Blu Cantrell‘s “Breathe,” and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Can’t Stop.”
Preview their “Miss Independent” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
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