Yesterday Fortunes released a fresh as all hell remix of Penthouse & Maribelle's electronic R&B track "About You." They put a tasty spin on the original, adding a luscious verse and a jumpy, twisted beat.
In celebration of the release we asked Fortunes and Maribelle to pull together some of their favourite remixes. From Kaytranada's classic Janet rework, to Mall Grab's warped Alicia Keys sample, here are Fortunes and Maribelle's top 10 remixes (in no particular order).
1. Janet Jackson – "If (Kaytranada Remix)"
M: Janet Jackson is my favourite artist of all time and "If" is one of her best songs. This was one of the first big remixes on Soundcloud, it's awesome to see how far Kaytranada has come since this first dropped.
2. Yellow Claw & DJ Mustard - "In My Room (Midas Hutch Remix)"
M: I love the new scale throwback feel that Midas Hutch always delivers. He is one of my favourite producers at the moment, I'm too blessed to be work with him.
3. Mr.Carmack - "Stroke It Baby"
F: Dopest drop. Refs does some justice to the original. Srsly makes me dance so hard.
4. M.I.A. - "Paper Planes (DFA remix)"
F: Throwback!! Omg was actually obsessed with this at school.
5. Mariah Carey ft. Mase & The Lox - "Honey"
M: Love these early R&B remixes that basically reworked a whole song with new verses and feature artists. This was the kind of thing I wanted to emulate when I approached Fortunes to remix "About You."
6. All Saints - "Black Coffee (Neptunes Remix)"
F: This song just so reminds me of my friends birthday party in the backyard. This is version is way funner and better to dance to.
7. Missy Elliott - "I'm Really Hot (Kaytranada Edition)"
F: Obvs Kaytranada.
8. Laura Mvula – "Green Gardens (Djemba Djemba Remix)"
M: I write predominantly with Djemba Djemba who has produced for everyone from Madonna to Sia to Bieber. His remixes are always fire, this Green Gardens remix is a couple years old now but still goes hard.
9. Mall Grab - "Cant (Get U Outta My Mind)" AKA Alicia Keys " Feeling You Feeling Me" Remix
F: Alicia is a fave. So sexy this one. Plus that video.
10: J Kwon, Chingy & Murphy Lee - "Tipsy Remix"
F: My sister totally had this on a mix CD that was going around the school. Thnku lime wire! Never even heard the original for so long. Also chingaling yes please.
Listen to the Fortunes remix of Maribelle & Penthouse's "About You" below.