Because the first volume of Ross Go‘s ‘Shake & Bake Remakes’ series was so bloody good, I’ve been keeping an eye out for the second instalment of Funk and Hip Hop remixes from him and after a staggered release, I’m very happy to share with you all 4 tracks from volume 2!
With a desire to dig a little deeper to unearth lesser-known and less used bits and pieces to add to more recognisable bits and pieces for his mashup style remixes, you’re always guaranteed to listen to something a little fresher to the ear while still having that air of familiarity. All four of the remixes on volume 2 stick to that same funky formula and just like the previous 4 remixes on volume 1, they’re all available to download for free. This is how the current bunch go down:
‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ is the first of the freebies and Public Enemy‘s classic rhymes are paired with the undeniably funky ‘Got To Get Me A Job’ by the legendary Ann Alford. Summertime vibes and bags of groove means there’s plenty in the tank for those who might just want to drop this chunk of funk on the dancefloor.
Next up is ‘Gin & Juice’ and this time it’s Snoop Dogg‘s classic acapella that gets woven into the fabric of a re-jigged and groovin’ twist on The Fantoms 1973 Funk classic ‘Turn Me On’. Rude words have been covered up so as this little gem can be enjoyed by all at any time of the day.
Buoyed by the upbeat nature of the last 2 beauts and we’re met with yet more good times with ‘Get A Lil’ Stupid’. This one fuses together a lesser-known B.M.W (Black Mìcaphòn Weapons) classic with the Funk fire of ‘Hey Lucinda’ by Detroit sisters The Jones Girls and creates another must-have for your music collection.
Horns and Hip Hop is how the final track on the EP goes down and when you bring ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ by Naughty By Nature and ‘I Wanna Be With You’ by Doc Severinsen together, great things are only going to happen and they have! Just pips it as best of the bunch for me.
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