Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I truly dig projects like this one! Taking old school classics and remixing them with a new school feel is refreshing. Now, it's Nat King Cole's turn to have his tracks re-energized. The project is called "Nat King Cole Re:Generations" and if you're already Nat King fan, you definitely need this one in your collection! Songs are remixed by respected producers like Salaam Remi, Will.i.am, Amp Fiddler, Just Blaze, Cut Chemist and Cee-lo. Some of them really transformed Nat's track into something totally different. The rappers featured on this project are Nas, Black Thought and Will.i.am. Don't get it twisted (are people still using that phrase) though, this is not a rap album people. It's definitely a jazzy album with a pop feel to it, with a smidget of hip-hop thrown in for some balance. This album inspired me to put together a mixx showcasing some my favorite classics that have been reworked, revisited and remixed over the years. I call it the "Classics ReMisited Mixx," and this mixx is full of tracks that you've probably heard and/or forgotten about. Put ears on it immediately...


01) Michael Jackson - Startin' Something (Dwele)
02) Jackson 5 - We're Almost There (DJ Spinna)
03) Isley Brothers - Tell Me When You Need It Again (Will.i.am)
04) Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (SPK Remix)
05) Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amor (Beatnik/Salaam Mix)
06) Nat King Cole ft. Nas - The Game of Love (Salaam Remi)
07) McFadden ft. Black Thought - No Stoppin'(The Roots)
08) Gilberto Gil - Refazenda (Casamena Remix)
09) Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Fun Machine Mix)
10) Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Fred Joachim Remix)
11) Stevie Wonder - For Your Love (Casamena Remix)
12) Gene Harris - Los Alamitos/Latinfunksong (Bugz In The Attic)
13) Roy Ayers - Funk In The Whole (PPP Remix)
14) Nat King Cole ft. Black Thought - Walkin' My Baby Back (The Roots)
15) Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (Paul Simpson/Miles Dato Mix)
16) Roy Ayers - The Sunshine (9th Wonder Re-Work)
17) Roger & Zapp - Computer Love (M. Blaire/Meastro)
18) Rick James - Mary Jane (Green Lantern Remix)


Check the video and see what you think:

Nat King Cole - Lush Life (Cee-Lo)

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