Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mary J. Blige - Family Affair (DJ Artist Remix)

Lately I've found myself getting back into Jersey Club, in part because of new releases from both DJ Sliink and Trippy Turtle. However, there are so many more artists in that vein worth listening to. Point in case: teenage producer DJ Artist. This past Tuesday, he dropped an absolutely unreal remix of the classic Dr. Dre produced, Mary J. Blige track "Family Affair." What makes this mix so good is Artist's use of the iconic strings riffs. He pairs them so perfectly with the percussion and the stabbing nature of Jersey Club. He's able to maintain so much of that delightful lick while upping the tempo and intensity, reworking "Family Affair" into an unholy club killer. It slaps you silly with all the additional effects and beats your brain into a pulp, bouncing relentlessly. It really has everything that I love about Jersey Club: sped up beats, DJ effects, incredible movement and snappy samples. Stream it below. If you enjoy this, I suggest checking out his latest flip, Ellie Goulding's "Burn." His soundcloud is littered with dope remixes so be sure to take the time to check out all 26 of his productions.