On this day, in 1998, Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody” produced and written by Timbaland (and Static Major) was released into the world. It was well-received in the United States and many other countries, soon becoming the number one record on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and its Rhythmic Airplay Chart counterpart. Also, it’s official music video has yet to be superseded and is unmatched, timeless and iconic. To celebrate that moment in history and one of the best performers to walk this planet, the New York City-based DJ-producer APSPDR+ reworked the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack record by giving it a fresh, electronic thump, which could be heard and appreciated in any dance club from here to Detroit to France and back. Check out the new smooth, danceable rendition below:
If you like this record, you might like his version of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”. It’s one of my favourite remixes by APSPDR+. Let me know what you think.
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