Words by DJ Theory—
German bad boys So Shifty are back with more heat, this time touching on some tropical moombahton territory for the club/pool (or both, if you’re lucky). They’ve been casually reworking tunes from the likes of Major Lazer, Busy, Kartel, TOK, U-Roy, The Very Best, the yours truly-produced single with Jahdan Blakkamoore and too many more, and for this they flip I-Octane‘s big summertime dancehall tune “We Love The Vibes” in a whole new direction yet again. With Toddla T and Young Lion already running it on their BBC Radio 1 programs, this moombahton/dancehall crossover should start catching on very soon and no doubt become a summer favorite, in a similar vein to the Major Lazer “Party Shot” remix. Download the ting below, IT SICK!
BONUS: One half of So Shifty is none other than Jr. Blender—who also reps Supersonic Sound—a producer who we don’t have enough good things to say about around here (make sure you grab his stunning “Climax” remix here). Masterfully building pop remixes from the ground up in an authentic one-drop reggae style, Blender’s most recent work is Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” which he’s been kind enough to share with everyone, as with all his other remixes. The man Diplo has reported from the field that the remix has been blaring nonstop on Hawaiian airwaves, and should in turn reach the mainland soon. Roger that.
Download: Rihanna “Where Have You Been” (Jr Blender reggae remix) (mediafire)