Beyonce’s best thing i never had is getting more attention than her baby bump. we already posted the JR Blender remix, but there have been some more that have also caught our eye. The first is Lil Jon’s remix of the track. Now i know what you are thinking this can’t be good right? Surprisingly it’s just on point, it’s a remix that suits the OG video as well, capturing that family get together vibe. It’s really intriguing that Lil Jon did this remix as right now he is screaming on any euro/dance track he can find. Maybe this has more to do with DJ Kontrol who happens to be Lil Jon’s musical architect.
The other remix that we quite like and works really well in the club is the Big Dog riddim refix. Add a dash of Delly Ranx (who is really staking a claim for R and B refix king) you have a dancefloor ready ballad perfect for ladies at the end of the night. You can cop it here.
Jr Blender of So Shifty and Supersonic fame has released two of his latest refixes. The first is cumbia/dancehall inspired take on Beyonce’s latest song (Best Thing I Never Had) of lost love. You can see the video for that above, please be warned Beyonce is basically half naked during the whole song. It’s fun and sure to work on the dancefloors. Download here.
The second is the ska-ish refix of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. The thing we like about this remix is that it doesn’t take away from the original’s vocal. Perfect for this little hot streak of weather we are having. Download here.
Beyonce’s Run The World video came out this week, and as I am not a huge fan of the song I really wanted the video and the choreography to blow me away. The look and feel of the video is a little bit of California Love video with a little bit of Run This Town video but more high fashion. I was expecting strong rebellious choreography, but at first watch I thought Beyonce was being lazy and the moves were not the high energy Beyonce style I was expecting. Turns out the choreography was influenced by Mozambique dance group Tofo Tofo, and Beyonce and her choreographer had plans to use this style in a video since they discovered the group. Personally I think Tofo Tofo’s style works best with African music (see video above), and I find them quite mesmerising to watch. I cant help wishing that Beyonce went with choreography like this though……
If you have been to HDD you know that we love to dance, so when I saw this vid of Beyonce’s take on her Get Me Bodied for Michelle Obama’s Lets Move Campaign I had to post it. Not only has Beyonce incorporated the running man, the freeze, the cat daddy, the dougie, dancehall styles, bounce & snap, and the Beyonce bounce in her routine but sheis doing it while rocking a Keith Haring chain and some killer heels. You can learn all the moves here (You have no excuses now, we wanna see some of these being busted out on Saturday night)
If it’s one thing Murlo excels at, it is turning an average R’n’B tune into a soca scorcher! He transformed Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl’ into every dj’s must have Rihanna refix by removing the poppy production and creating a dark and dubby sound.
He has done it again with Beyonce’s diva. I’ve never been a fan of the original but Murlo has added tropical breaks on the chorus and high energy soca drum patterns on the verses and turned this average Beyonce tune into something brilliant. This is one which will definitely be getting rinsed at HDD.
I interviewed Murlo for Mixpak a week ago or so but i had some more questions pertaining to our night (5th March) and here they are.
Any other plans to mix beyonce and soca? Just hinting because we
like that idea?
Hah why not, maybe rihanna could do with a roadmix treatment as well?
Speaking of female vocalist who would you love to work with?
There’s some amazing vocalists i’d like to have on a track, terri walker has an amazing voice, Fay Ann Lyons, Lady Chann and Tifa are some others I respect, also would like to work with Anbuley as well.
Favourite uk tune?
haaaa such a hard question!! ever?! I’ve been listening to a lot of DVA tunes recently, his track with Fatima is incredible. Can’t really pick an all time.
again, very hard decision! Dancehall again is one of my favourite riddims at the moment, of all time Punanny riddim would be up there, so many great adaptations to it, Lt. Stitchie’s “Gangster” has to be my favourite.
Favourite neptunes beat?
On & on! Although “Signs” has to be one of the most played tracks on my itunes.