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TLC – Unpretty (Follow Me Remix)

In 1999 TLC released their chart topping hit Unpretty to much acclaim, not only for it’s R&B almost mainstream pop status but for it’s message. Those who lived that decade know well plastic surgery and alike are much more socially accepted today than they were back then. Anyway, once a while comes someone out of the blue that gives us music fanatics faith in remixes and reworks. Truth be told I hadn’t heard of Follow Me or any of their work.  But the closes comparison of something similar to this done by a remixer was Cyril Hahn’s remix of Destiny’s Child’s Say My Name. It’s not as dark but it’s equally unique and refreshing.

Follow Me transform this R&B ballad into a groove-a-licious soulful slow dance track. The loop in the beginning is misleading and the surprise comes on the 27th second mark with that sick bassline and drumwork. If the musical gift wasn’t enough they’ve just released a visual companion to the remix. It’s an edit of the original video but synced to their rework.

It’s been only 3 days since they released the remix and I’ve replayed it so much that it seems a week since. I can’t get enough of it and I’m almost sure the same thing will happen to you. Follow me dub this type of sound “Midnight Groove”. I’d say those are very apt words to describe it.

TLC – Unpretty (Follow Me Remix)