Since the early nineties, remixes of records specifically in hip hop and R&B has become a very popular task. Some of the best producers would work their magic - most times on a joint that's already pretty funky only to make it even funkier. Well, a lot has changed within the music, but the tradition continues on and my dude, drummer/producer, Daru Jones does a pretty good job remixing some of my favorite joints on his Rusic Soul-Hop Records Vol. 1 "A Spirit & Soul-Hop Sampler '11 Prelude." Daru takes on artists such as Dwele, Sa-Ra, Bilal, Beyonce, Usher, Ameri and others, placing his creative live production to their vocals creating a sound so very different from the original. This project serves as a prelude to where Daru left of in 09' with Spirit & Soul Hop Sampler, so if you don't have that, you already know what to do. Check out two gems from the project below. I can't even front on how he reworked that Faith joint. Crazy! Sounds like something James Brown would've got up on. You killed it sun!
Faith Evans - You Gets no Love (Sonny mix)
Beyonce - Broken Hearted Girl (Paradise mix)