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.
“Mo Money Mo Problems” was the catalyst for my longstanding love affair with hip-hop and while I’m protective of it, I’m not mad about this remix. TBMA, which is short for The Bolivian Marching Affair turn the classic rap tune into a moombah dance floor mover. I’m partial to the melody in the beginning but as a whole, the song successfully breathes new life into an old staple. The remix is available for free via TBMA’s Facebook page.
French duo Amine Edge really takes their “G House” — or Gangster House — reputation to heart on this mashup of Notorious BIG’s “Who Shot Ya” and Forrest’s “Masquerade.” What makes this particular track more interesting is that both of these individual tracks actually sample the super identifiable piano riff from the original 1971 “I’m Afraid the Masquerade is Over” by David Porter. We love hearing Biggie get a bit of a housey spin. Check out the full track after the break.