Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
To help you celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve dug up our favorite 90s remixes so you can re-live your childhood, teenage years or rather just learn about the wonderful music associated with the era. To start off we have a Flight Facilities mashup of Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”, Notorious BIG’s “Hypnotize” and The Fugees “Killing Me Softly,” then off to Follow Me’s “Unpretty” TLC retake, a Drunkmaster Flex & eSenTRik remix of the late Aaliyah’s “If Your Girl only Knew,” a Viceroy version of Will Smith’s “Getting Jiggy wit it,” and ending with Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” redone by Louis La Roche.
If you’re looking for the deeper, funkier side of Dancing Astronaut this week, check out MK’s remix of Sinead Harnett’s “Got Me,” Sharam Jey & Night Talk “Your Heart” EP, Bicep remix of Disclosure’s “You & Me,” the Dusky remix of Close’s “My Way,” Solomun’s “YesNoMaybe,” Disclosure’s “When A Fire Starts to Burn,” Catz n Dogz & Kink’s “Good Love,” and Goldroom’s remix of Owl Eyes’ “Jewels & Sapphires.”
1. A mashup made of songs released in 1996, Flight Facilities take the drums from “Killing Me Softly” and vocals from Jamiroquai and the Notorious BIG to remind us of their inspirations growing up.
2. TLC’s “Unpretty” was released back in 1999, hitting number one on the Billboard charts and nominated for Song of the Year because of its empowering message, while Follow Me revamps the classic into a downtempo, feel-good vibe.
3. Drunkmaster Flex and Esentrik switch up one of the most memorable R&B tracks by Aaliyah released in 1996, adding a clearly defined rhythm and Moombahton soul.
4. Disco wunderkind Viceroy takes the 1998 anthem “Gettin’ Jiggy wit it” spinning it into a tropical headway with shimmering synths and groovy undertones.
5. Frenchman Louis La Roche pays tribute to the late King of Pop by slowing down his “Remember the Time” release from 1992 to a funky, nu-disco beat highlighting Michael’s timeless vocal influence.