At Your Best

   19 June 2006, early afternoon

Aaliyah put out a song on her debut album called At Your Best; it’s actually a cover of an older Isley Brothers track. Aaliyah’s version of the song opens with her singing, “Let Me Know”, acappella. I think it’s one of my favourite openings to a song. Slip and Slide use this sample in a jungle track they put out titled Let Me Know. Their song opens in much the same way, but instead of a slow-groove sort of R&B song kicking in, you get snares and a heavy bass-line. I actually heard their version of the song first. R Kelly remixed the song as well to produce a New Jack Swing version of the song. I feel like going to an old-school R&B club night. In Sydney every other club seemed to play R&B from the late 80s & early 90s.

 

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