SBTRKT Wildfire- Tune Of The Week

Sometimes I hear a track and just know which other track to mix it with it. When I listened to this week’s tune of the week ‘Wildfire’ for this first time, I just knew it needed to be blended with Aaliyah’s “If Your Girl Only Knew”. Hell I could practically hear Timbo’s voice from “Are You That Somebody” being sampled too. Close your ears and listen for ‘Baby Girl, better known as Aaliyah’ at the 42s mark. Tell me you don’t want that in your life.

SBTRKT  Wildfire

SKTRKT’s Wildfire track eschews the same stripped down sex appeal.The slightly off kilter synth line playing doppelganger to the lazy guitar swing from Timbaland’s production.  This was an easy selection for Tune Of The Week

SBTRKT Wildfire featuring Little Dragon
Image credit: Seamus Gallagher

SBTRKT WildFire feat Little Dragon is a sweaty, late night, up-close and personal grinder of a track,  and I for one will be saddened if dancefloors don’t get exposed to this banger.

Fuck it, turn the lights down, get me a drank and let’s get a little sweaty to this one.

Finnebassen – If You Only Knew – Aaliyah Remix – Tune Of The Week

I had originally wanted to use this for Cover Version Friday, but since it’s more of a remix, it made more sense to drop it as this week’s Tune Of The Week. And what a tune it is…

For the last couple of weeks, I’m been dipping in to the slow, solid grooves of Nu Disco and Indie Dance. One of the stand out tracks that has turned up after lots of digging is this Aaliyah remix from Finnebassen. Finnebassen If You Only Knew is dead sexy and the b line is catchy and groovy. I dropped this in a mix (along with another Finnebassen remix) and I think it may be my favourite part of the mix. I’m working on an edit now, with a snippet of the original 1996 classic playing in the track.

Finnebassen – If You Only Knew

Buy Finnebassen If You Only Knew on Beatport

Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew

This is also the perfect segue to introduce the initiated to Rahzel’s oh so dope beatbox from 1999. This shit will bend your mind.

Rahzel – If Your Mother Only Knew