In the fall of 1984 Billy Ocean released Caribbean Queen – also known as European Queen or African Queen depending in which part of the world it was released. Not only did it climb to the Soul Singles and Hot 100 #1 spots but how’s this for proof of its timelessness: In 2004, the song was re-released as a digital single for its 20th anniversary, shooting up to #25 on the Billboard digital singles chart and garnering radio play across the US and UK.
Now Anton & Dima from Tesla Boy stay as true to the original as possible not messing up the essence of it. Crafted with looped melodies and samples with chopped vocals they manage to refresh a classic for modern day enjoyment. When Tesla Boy sought out to remix this one we could say they stayed true to its original colors but painted it with a different technique.
I was gonna say it’s a Sunday afternoon track but how could I forget the aforementioned timelessness. Shame on me. If you haven’t heard what Tesla Boy is capable of in their originals, I invite you to enjoy the treat below.
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (Tesla Boy Remix)