Thursday, February 4, 2010

Throwback Track - Ring Ring Ring - De La Soul

Speed: 104 bpm

The DJ’s Take: So I’ve gotten comments from staff and bartenders about why I play the same general music every night. It’s boring, they say. Well, here’s my explanation - the top 40 is boring, and it doesn’t change much from month to month. So deal with it.

That said, if they made music like this and I knew people would want to hear it, mixing would be as fun and exciting as it was when I started DJing. This track still makes my head nod. And in case it got lost in the hiphop archives, R&B artist Jaheim has a new single that just broke into the Billboard Hot 100 and pays homage to this forgotten classic.

Order the single: Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) [CD], Ring Ring Ring [Ha Ha Hey] [VINYL]