Apollo Brown remixes Talib Kweli's Fly Away featuring Jessica Care More

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.


  • Bryce13

    Wow, that man Apollo Brown is sick – I love his use of the horns. Detroit producers have that hunger bar none.

  • Steven Roboto

    Agreed. Apollo keeps it simple and correct. His horns, oh my… and I like that he doesn’t overdo it.

  • wings

    stuck on repeat