Old To The New

It is often a practice in music that old songs are redone. There is a whole industry of artists making albums filled with nothing but remakes of older songs. Every now and then you can find where DJs or remixers take an older song and with a few tweaks come up with something new. Such is the case with Booty Fade, from Dallas, Texas. The duo (DJ Sober and PICNICTYME) have put their spin on Brandy’s 1994 classic “I Wanna Be Down”, giving it a beat and groove that sounds like today, while still retaining the heart of the original. Take a listen below and if you like it, it’s available as a free download from their Bandcamp page.

After last week’s outcry over Lifetime Network’s Aaliyah biopic, it’s nice to see someone come along and honor her music. Though Rochelle Jordan has been the champion of Aaliyah’s style recently, BJ The Chicago Kid has done a remake of her classic “One In A Million” which uses the original backing, while he updates the song for the current age. Not content to sing just the one song, there are bits of R. Kelly’s “R&B Thug” and Jodeci’s “Feenin'” added in for good measure, while still using the “One In A Million” beat. Some of the lyrics in the video are NSFW, so be warned. The track is impressive and is part of his new mixtape The M.A.F.E. Project, which is also available as a free download at his website. Enjoy the goods, and as always, leave your impressions in the comments.

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