SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY):  Boy George – Feel the Vibration (Remixes)

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Yes, I’ve been on a bit of a Boy George kick lately.  A few weeks ago, I wrote up “My God,” and imagine my pleasant surprise to come across this fun set of remixes of another song, “Feel the Vibration,” from his recent album ‘This is What I Do.’  The original version of the song is a bit hard to describe, with elements of Northern soul, Blue Lines-era Massive Attack, reggae toasting, and backing vocals from a ’70s Disney World theme park ride coming together as a hypnotic, funky track for George’s soulful vocals.  Roland Faber and Hoxton Whores speed up the tempo on their respective mixes and reassemble the diverse elements for modern takes on bassline-driven house.  The Smudgge remix goes a different direction, slowing it down and getting funky for a dubbed-out take reminiscent of The Shamen’s psychedelic ‘Axis Mutatis’ album.  As I prepare for my set opening for Boy George next weekend in Louisville, I invite y’all to download the remixes for free from his Soundcloud here:

Image Courtesy of Boy George.

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