AUDIO: Dub Legend Scientist Remixes Afrolicious’ Caribbean Disco

Words by Natalie Weiner—

Dub pioneer Scientist is bringing his trademark sound to a slightly unexpected collaboration—a remix of Bay Area dance collective Afrolicious‘s disco tune “Crazy.” A disco track with a distinct Caribbean flavor, the track features bouncy guitars, catchy horn licks, a melodica and the vocal stylings of Trinidad & Tobago’s Freshislife, who actually inspired the remix. The now Los Angeles-based Scientist heard the original at an Afrolicious show, and according to the band’s leader Pleasuremaker, “wanted to know who the vocalist was on our song ‘Crazy.’ He told me it reminded him of the late Jamaican vocalist Junior Delgado who was one of his frequent collaborators. He offered to do a remix on the spot…”

Stream the tune below, a somewhat era-defying addition to the unsung canon of Caribbean disco, and read Kieran Meadows’ in-depth 2012 interview with Scientist for more on what the elusive Jamaican engineer has been up to.

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