While scouring emails that hit my inbox while I was away on vacation, I discovered an Illmind remix of Slum Village’s classic Look of Love which will appear on the Official !llmind Remix Album.”The Official !llmind Remix Album is chock full of new re-workings by some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Put together by producer !llmind, the album is highlighted by a remix of the classic Slum Village track “Look of Love.” !llmind takes the old school, laid back flow of the Slum Village crew and makes it sound dark and sinuous, “Slum Village was the group that I listened to when I was introduced to Dilla’s music,” says !llmind, “their style is very distinct, and vocally they act as if their rhymes are ‘instruments’ complementing the beats. I thought it would be fun to re-create that feeling with my own twist.” Break beats and eerie, staccato keys make the track crawl along at a sly pace, and soon enough it has an entirely new feel.”I’m not only posting this to pay respect to Baatin & Dilla (R.I.P.) the joint is dope. He’s also given the remix treatment to Common & Will I Am’s I Want You. If these remixes are any indication, Illmind’s remix project should be dope.
Slum Village – Look of LOve (!llmind Remix)