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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

That's My Jam!: Shlohmo Shows Us How He Do It

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM

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Any real child of the '90s should know a handful of songs by heart. "Gangsta's Paradise," "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and "Waterfalls" come immediately to mind, but, of course, there are plenty of others. Fresh-faced SF-cum-LA producer Henry Laufer (a.k.a. Shlohmo) may have been barely able to talk when Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" made its way onto the radio (the guy is only 20), but that didn't stop him from giving the classic gangsta R&B hit his own woozy treatment.

"This is How WEDIDIT" is more of a cover song than a proper remix. The only element that makes the cut from Jordan's original track is his inimitable voice, which, along with his gang of background singers, is left completely untouched. Underneath Jordan's cocksure croon, Shlohmo rendered a slow-moving beat, a load of twinkling synths, and a sluggish, buzzing bassline to carry the memorable lyrical delivery into bass music oblivion. The lasting effect makes Shlohomo's rework feel almost like a lament more than a party anthem, but in some unexplainable way, sounds like maybe Montell could've always meant it like that.

Also, if you dig on this track, make sure to check out its counterpart, "My Neck My Back," that comes with the free download offered by Laufer's WEDIDIT collective.

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