Better Than The First
This slow jam Sunday features a cover that outshines the original. If you’re not heavy into the hip hop scene then you may have missed this track.
SBTRKT, pronounced ‘subtract’, is an English Londoner who released Wildfire originally in 2011. It was given a small treatment from Little Dragon (an EDM band) & Canadian hip hop sensation, Drake.
It goes a little something like this…
SBTRKT ft. Little Dragon & Drake – Wildfire
Not really a fan. The dub step and electronic feel doesn’t really pull me in.
HOWEVER, I’ve been following this cover artist, Jeni, and she SLAYED IT!
Before I go on check it out yourself.
SBTRKT ft. Drake & Little Dragon – Wildfire (Jeni Cover)
Isn’t that crazy? Whenever you slow down a track you’re gonna be in the danger zone with your listeners. Most likely you’ll lose them, especially when the original was in the electronic dub step genre. That’s why you gotta go deep. From the beat to the vocals, it was all Jeni. She layered her vocals nicely making it her own and leaving the original in the dust.
Get the download here through Jeni’s link at: http://hu.lk/k32ew5pxz18g
*watch out for the 9 second pause in the beginning of the track.
What do you think? If SBTRKT stood head to head with Jeni’s version would he stand a chance?
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