16 Oct

Whale – Crying At Airports (Shawn J Period Remix Feat. Mos Def)

It’s been a pretty hectic couple of days, hence no posts and it will be a quick one tonight. During recent journeys I have been listening to the new Nostalgia 77 meets Prince Fatty album, particularly his remix of Medicine Chest which is a blinder. For some reason that track has taken me back to this lesser known track…

Shawn J Periods remix of Crying At Airports, featuring Mos Def.

Most people remember Whale for their track Slobo Humpin, but for me it’s this track. I wasn’t really into them, but was working in HMV when this came out and was instantly drawn to the Shawn J Period mix. He was everywhere at the time as was Mos Def, due to amazing stuff like Universal Magnetic.

The original is OK, but this remix is amazing, with that classic SJP lolloping beats, bass and glitches. Then 2/3 of the way through Mos Def comes in and the thing really takes off. As mentioned It’s not a very well known track and this was the only instance of the remix that I could find on YouTube (plus it’s actually listed under Mos Def). I used to play it out a lot and always used to get asked what it was. Very nice indeed and it still sounds pretty fresh even now.

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