The highly anticipated Aloe Blacc Latin remix of John Legend’s “Ordinary People” is finally here! All songs on this disc were produced and performed by Aloe Blacc, known widely as the front man and emcee of hip hop duo, EMANON, and more recently for his soulful vocal performance as a solo artist on Stones Throw Records. “The Latin remix of Ordinary People,” says Aloe Blacc, “began as an experiment, but when I finished it, I knew it was something that people needed to hear. Now it’s being talked about everywhere and major tastemaker deejays have been asking me when it will be on vinyl.”
The 12” includes three different mixes of “Ordinary People” with a complete Spanish cover version of the song and a cover of a salsa classic.
1. “Ordinary People” Aloe Blacc Latin Remix: Who would have ever expected this song to be a salsa hit. Aloe Blacc introduces the song with an energizing trumpet fanfare that leads the way for the rhythmic sounds of Latin percussion. The highlight of the song is the breakdown where Aloe brings in the refrain of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cheri Amore.” Recently, John Legend performed this song with Stevie Wonder at the BET Music Awards. “That was exciting!” says Aloe, “I had sent the song to John Legend’s management, but I never expected elements of my remix to materialize in a live performance.”
2. “Ordinary People” Aloe Blacc & DJ Day Mix: This mix is perfect for the mature lounge and the eclectic deejays who appreciate soulful rhythm. Co-produced by DJ Day of the Innernational Crew (www.innernational.com), it has a relaxed yet danceable vibe that is sure to keep heads nodding and feat shuffling.
3. “Severa”: A classic Ismael Rivera song from the 19060’s. Aloe Blacc grew up listening to salsa and other Latin rhythms played by his parents and family who are natives of Panama. “Ismael Rivera is a favorite for all Latinos and after making the Ordinary People remix, I had to make this classic salsa song available on vinyl.” This tune is a complete and thorough cover of Rivera’s original that is now out of print on vinyl. Guaranteed to be a collector’s item because this song is impossible to find on vinyl!!!
4. “Ordinary People” Spanish Version: Aloe Blacc puts his vocals to work on this complete Spanish translation of “Ordinary People.” This version is not available anywhere else!!!
(Instrumentals for the Latin remix and Severa included)
This UnderClover Remix Suite is the first in an exciting future of remixes and original tunes for the production company headed by the singer/songwriter/producer/emcee Aloe Blacc.