CURTIS VODKA has a virb page. So do I, and for some strange reason…I’m obsessed with it.
More importantly, Curtis Vodka has music on his virb page, including a remix of the highly underrated track “How We Do It Over Here” from Busta Rhymes f/ Missy Elliott. The minimal instrumental brings us back to the days when Busta relied on his creativity and wordplay more than the huge beats he’s rapping on these days (see “Touch It” compared to “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”). Admittedly, this song doesn’t have much lyrical genius to emphasize with the minimal beat, but it’s enough genius to fill the dance floor at your next party.
While I swear to God that this isn’t an advertisement for virb, you need to get on that shit and friend Mr. Vodka. While you’re there you can download some other remixes including Clipse, The Pack, Lil Jon, Young Dro, and Cassidy.
d/l: BUSTA f/ MISSY- How We Do It Over Here (Curtis Vodka remix) (YSI)
d/l: CLIPSE f/ PHARRELL- Mr. Me Too (Curtis Vodka remix) (YSI)
d/l: THE PACK- Vans (Curtis Vodka remix) (YSI)
- buy it 1 – buy it 2 – virb it - space it – hype it -
BLOGWATCH: Today is apparently a good day for pop music? Idolator has two new tracks featuring R. Kelly, including the wonderful “This Is Why I’m Cold/This Is Why I’m Kellz” with Twista. Said the Gramophone praises the new Rihanna single “Umbrella”, saying that it’s post-Amerie, post-Kelly Clarkson, post-rock, and even post-M.I.A. Chazology shows some love for Lil Mama, aka the “Lip Gloss” chick.
GotdioN is back and so am I!
His new and fifth volume of remixes includes his takes on 8Ball & MJG, BigBoi & The Purple Ribbon Allstars, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Clipse, Destiny’s Child, Kanye West, Ludacris, Missy Elliott, N.E.R.D., Richboy, Omarion, & Timbaland.
I find that his remix of Destiny’s Child’s “Emotion” is definitely one of my favorites. The original song and the Neptunes remix never quite did it for me, and it remains my least favorite Destiny’s Child single to date. Whether it was intentional, GotdioN’s reinterpretation of the song changes the feeling entirely. Originally, the song is sad with an element of sweetness. In this version, the R&B trio sounds pissed. The hypnotic nature of the beat brings out a jealous and neurotic level that isn’t heard before. Like, seriously. Beyonce will cut you if you don’t tell her where you are now. Because she motherfuckin’ needs you.
And let’s talk about that “Icebox” remix. I’m not talking about that whack-ass shit with Usher. I’m talking GotdioN. I can’t even listen to the original anymore…the energy can’t compare to this. If you like what you hear be sure to cop the free download of GotdioN’s remixes over at his space.
BLOGWATCH: CAUSE=TIME features two new tracks by Kenna, who you may know from PSP commercials or his time as Fred Durst‘s protege (groan, I know…but he’s actually kind of good). Gorilla Vs. Bear brings us the import-only Timbaland track featuring the one and only M.I.A. as well as Marissa Nadler covering Xiu Xiu.