Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jay-Z X Nicolas Jaar - Encore (Buzz-T Mash-Up)

Feels like: A young HOV going in on a dusty, long-lost Nina Simone track

I know there have been many many mash-ups/remixes of "Encore" over the years, but this one has some soul to it.  I like the way it stretches out giving Jay some breathing room.  Most mash-up artists strive to keep things under the four minute mark, but Buzz-T ignores this in favor of letting the beat ride.  And if you're not familiar with Nicolas Jaar (think James Blake), check out his space-y revamp of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman."