Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Covers: Shawn Lee's "Toxic" Instrumental

Holy shit, y'all. This is amazing. Shawn Lee, the R&B-funk producer and solo artist behind underground hit "Kiss the Sky" (Which got some impressive screentime on "Damages" a couple months ago) has a cover album that was released in the US today. The album tackles hits like "Hey Ya", "Get Ur Freak On", "Rehab", and "Can't Get You Out of My Head", and several of them are purely instrumentals. Basically, what Mark Ronson did with "God Put A Smile On Your Face", but more dynamic, and more successful. The best track on the album is the overhaul of "Toxic". He kidnaps the song, drags it off the dancefloor, and dumps it somewhere in the jungle, and the result is ten times cooler than anything you'd expect. Well played, Shawn Lee. Well played.

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