Moonchild - "Be Free" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser Remix)
L.A. based trio Moonchild drops a mesmerizing bit of jazz infused future soul on you with the “Be Free” (DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser Remix) – a new take on the gorgeous single from their Be Free LP delivered by DJ Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser. The powerhouse DJ and producer team to give the original a bit of the Philly treatment. Moonchild has been the recipient of praise from a handful of established musicians, some of whom have reportedly reached out to collaborate. Amongst their new fans, they can count DJ Jazzy Jeff, James Poyser and Jill Scott. Rumor has it that Jill has even been spending time in the studio with Moonchild and Robert Glasper as of late. With all of that in mind, it seems like the “Be Free” remix is sort of a natural progression. The track comes fully loaded with hypnotic piano chords and the bright white pop of horns against a laid back drum. The remix carefully retains the easy conversation and floating saccharine of the original with relative ease. These things could stand alone, but there’s more. All of that is just the dressing for the stunningly beautiful vocal Amber Navran spreads across the track in a handful of breathy layers to deliver a heaping helping of dope. Start your engines and take this song out for a spin. This is a sweet bit of traveling music that arrives just in time to put the top back. Don’t fret. This joint is cold enough to help you beat the heat. Listen to the DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser Remix of Moonchild’s “Be Free” below. Purchase Moonchild’s Be Free LP via Bandcamp. Please do not sleep.