While most of the dance world is looking at the ’90s for inspiration, leave it to the White Tyrese to relive the ’00s. Using Green Velvet’s “La La Land” is absolutely brilliant because the original track was a scathing and sarcastic attack on drug abuse in clubland. Kaptn flips the song by adding a few lines to fit his party boy lothario persona, and suddenly it has the same vibe as his buzz record “Ricky Ricardo.” The first verse is about the availability of drugs and their pleasurable results, while the second focuses on an aspiring actress/model who messes up her life by doing too much, which makes it kind of disjointed when half of it is similar in theme to Tiesto’s “Wasted” and the second half is all Grandmaster Flash “The Message.” The video featuring clips from ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ is quite brilliant and even further blurs the intent. Regardless, it’s great to hear an underground classic get rediscovered as we look forward to the year 2024 when the 2000s house revival is scheduled to kick in.
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