Back in mid-2010, the UK producer Star Slinger put out an album of soul-inspired hip hop beats that absolutely captivated me. The first track, “Mornin’“, took some funky samples from “Let’s Do It Again” by the Staple Singers, wrapped them in filters and pitch-shifts, and added a loud boom-clap beat to make the track sound modern and fresh. It’s a solid combination that Star Slinger ended up perfecting on later tracks.
Fast forward two years, and Star Slinger has freshly remixed into a very bass-heavy house track. And while I’m a huge fan of house remixes, this edit fails to capture the feeling of the original. It just feels as though Star Slinger cooked up a quick bass vibe and then mixed in some samples from the original “Mornin’.” And while he states on his SoundCloud that the remix was made so that he could easily incorporate “Mornin’” into his DJ sets, I just wish he would have spent a little more time on this track.
Either way, the remix can’t live up to the original. This bland edit removes all the character and freshness from Star Slinger’s original track. Still, could be worse I suppose.