Jaël Modernizes Sisqo’s “Thong Song”

Jaël is 21-year-old Moluccan musician, beatmaker and vocalist —  known for integrating smooth electronic beats with funky soul accents. He learned guitar, drums and keys growing up. Vinyls and soul/funk classics also played roles in blossoming a musical interest. Artists including, but not limited to: J-Dilla, Madlib, Dwele, Kendrick Lamar, Elhae and PartyNextDoor are some of his favorites in a lengthy list.

The Netherlands native and Darker Than Wax affiliate put his flair on a  2000’s two hit wonder. He eliminated the booty adoration single’s violins and respun its bassline to include a heavier, clear presence. Hi-hats and marimba solos enumerate more depth to its crude lyrics.

Jaël’s remix is a modern take on a classic, with a more tropical feel.  It’s perfect for late summer nights. His first EP Imaginations is set to drop in 2016 on Darker Than Wax. To pass time, he is currently performing throughout The Netherlands.

Do you like it more than the original?

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