SONG OF THE DAY: Motez – Promise Me EP
Last week, I wrote up three songs that essentially took lyrics from ’90s R&B songs and sampled them over a nu-House track. Not that I would call this lazy, but I find it more interesting when the vocals are effected, changed, or morphed into something new and different – like what Le Youth has done with Cassie on “Cool” or TLC on “Dance With Me.” Rising Aussie producer Motez is set to unleash two tracks – the speed garage-inflected “Bodyrock” and the groovy piano house of “Promise Me.” I kept listening to “Promise Me” and the lyrics sounded so familiar until it hit me that he’d taken two lines of Ashanti’s part in Nelly’s 2008 minor hit “Body On Me” – effected it to change the gender – and respliced it. The results are quite wonderful and make for some sexy, grinding house music. Both tracks on the EP are incredibly strong and with his string of remixes and bootlegs, I have a feeling that we are going to be hearing a lot from Motez.
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