Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody (Moduloktopus ReTwerk) [Free Download]
After featuring Mr. Carmack’s “Say Yes Or Say No” a few days ago, I never would have imagined I would hear Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody” featured in another electronic remix, let alone less than a week later. Moduloktopus’ remix of the classic Aaliyah track is of a similarly creative quality to Mr. Carmack’s, so apparently great minds really do think alike… Going in the virtual opposite creative direction from Mr. Carmack, the Allston, MA based producer Moduloktopus gives a peppy vibe to his “Retwerk”, featuring plenty of bed creaking noises and a distinct Baltimore/Jersey Club influence. Moduloktopus recently announced his decision to make less frequent releases in favor of higher quality monthly releases (for a while he was literally putting out a new track every week). While this remix doesn’t seem to be of a different production quality from Moduloktopus’ previous output, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing; this talented producer never seemed to sacrifice quality when he was putting out such an immense amount of music. For now, I’m just happy Moduloktopus is putting out good music, regardless of his frequency.