Everyone loves the remix. In Hip Hop, who didn’t love the reworking of the original “Scenario” from ATCQ? The “Soul Vibrations” sample was off the hook and although a different vibe from the sing along original, it stood out in its own right. Any Diplo reworking is pretty much on the money (“Golddigger” and “Bust A Move” to name a few), and guys like Pilooski have been tearing up Funk and Soul originals with their own stamp for more than a minute. There was a remix of “Heard It Through the Grapevine” re-rubbed by The Randy Watson Experience (Questlove x James Poyser) a few years back that killed it. Pop culture heads will know who Randy Watson is. In the digital era, everyone has a soundcloud, a computer, editing software and a dream. In fact, there are some DAMN good producers out there that never get any shine. I’m not speaking on EDM producers who are collaborating with Deadmau5 or Skrillex. I’m talking a whole different breed entirely. Guys and gals who are taking real Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop and Reggae to the next level: their own level. One such producer is Scratchandsniff. A Glasgow, Scotland based DJ/Producer/Editor, Scratchandsniff has been putting out some tight re-rubs for a little while. His reworking of artists such as Carl Carlton, Etta James, Randolph Baker, The Trampps, Mick Jagger and others has caught the radar of FMF. His re-edit strategy is simple: “Simple cut and paste edits with nothing added to stay true to the original material. Just the way I want them to sound when playing them out.” We love that philosophy. Just enough so you know it’s a bit different, but not too much that it’s disguised all together. It seems his design is on point as well, as proven by his logo and shirt designs. That’s another plus.
Check out a few re-rerubs below:
Etta James – Out on the Street Again (Scratchandsniff re-rub)
Mick Jagger – Sweet Thing (Scratchandsniff re-rub)
Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake the Feeling (Scratchandsniff re-rub)
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