Record Label: Kooyman Records
Following the success of their Uptown Funk debut, Sly5thAve & The Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra return with another piece of instant vintage collectors vinyl! This time, Sly5thAve, the composer, arranger and producer is found re-working classics from Kendrick Lamar and Major Lazer on Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe and Get Free, respectively.
Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe, the cult anthem from Kendrick’s debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, gets a full on, blown-out, orchestral horns re-vamp, sending Lamar’s original verses and melodies soaring through Sly’s brass and woodwinds. This gorgeous composition has already smashed the internet with thousands of soundcloud plays and received burn from SOULECTION DJs, amongst other tastemakers worldwide. Now, hear it for the first time mastered and pressed on high quality vinyl!
Get Free, the ambient soul/reggae number from Diplo and crew, receives a floor stomping re-rub, complete with skanking horns to do the job of the roots reggae guitars. The feeling this tune gives us is victorious and by the looks of the live version receiving reposts from Major Lazer, we think our intuitions are right. This is the unreleased studio version.
The thing that amazes us about Sly is that he effortlessly puts his own flavors into these covers, often giving them a new identity and life of their own, which some would argue top the original tunes that he’s paying homage to. We couldn’t agree more.
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