Audio: Talib Kweli x Apollo Brown - "Fly Away" (Remix)
Apollo Brown remixes Talib Kweli‘s “Fly Away” for a new Re-Produced remix EP from DJ Booth. ‘Pollo keeps the Tracy Chapman flip on the hook and the ill Jessica Care Moore poem (“black girls carry universes inside their bodies…whole continents, landmasses that were once connected…”) on the outro, but re-thinks the rhythmic and melodic underpinnings of the song totally. In doing so, he arrives at a beat which is moodier, more subtle and more, well, inward-looking, if that makes sense. In fact, I am much more likely to bump this than the original (no shots at Crada) thereby earning the highest accolade that a professional record nerd like myself can bestow upon remix; this is now the official version as far as I’m concerned. Stream or download below via djbooth.net and look for the 3-track EP (rounded out with remixes of the same Kweli track from Shoden1! and Willie B. of Digi+Phonics) to drop on December 19th.