When Janet Jackson recently re-entered my news cycle, thanks to a rare public appearance earlier this week, I was hoping it would be related to the rumored, much anticipated, new album that she is supposedly recording. Alas, there's no news on that front but at least we have a fresh new remix to hold us over for a while, at least until details about the diva's potential comeback appear.
Munich's Justin Faust updates Janet's 2001 hit, 'Someone to Call My Lover' with sexy basslines and soulful pitch reduction making it a dance floor burner that easily fits into today's balearic and deep house soundscapes. Faust has had a great year, with his previous release 'Spellbound' in heavy rotation by DJs and fans alike. As a gift for surpassing 5000 followers on twitter, Faust is giving away this classic Janet remix away for free, and it can be downloaded via the Soundcloud widget above.
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- Royce, a new musical act from Seoul tackles another early aughts R&B track with fervent high-hat rhythms and cascading pianos, providing a fresh update to Jill Scott's feel-good anthem, 'Golden'.
- 'That's Nice!' is the nom-de-plume of a new producer on the scene that has a penchant for funky disco-styled tracks. On his remix is for INNA's 'Low', he infuses warm synths to the Romanian singer's track giving it a distinctive, '80s Miami vibe.
- French Express' Moon Boots lives up to his disco charm with his latest release, 'Theres No Love,' a pulsing track that peppers a soulful vocal sample of Faith Evans' 'You Gets No Love,' between undulating basslines.
- The 2 Bears' 'Not This Time' gets a self-described "super house" remix courtesy of andhim, a music duo hailing from Cologne. While I'm not sure what "super house" exactly means, these boys certainly do know how to bring the thump!
- Finally, to round out today's playlist, we bring things downtempo a bit with Cyrihl Hahn's ethereal, deep house treatment to R&B crooner How To Dress Well (Tom Krell)'s latest single, 'Precious Love.'
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