Days go by, and I continue to forget there was a time when I would not associate myself with anything Justin Timberlake. I wasn’t even really that won over by all the SNL appearances, because frankly, his face still looked punch-worthy to me. But during a week when I found an awesome reggae version of “Suit and Tie” as well as this killer bootleg of “Strawberry Bubblegum” from French DJ Manoo, I can’t deny the universe is working pretty hard to get JT into my good graces.
There’s a whole set of these “nooma” flips, typically taking a recognizable pop track from names like Alicia Keys, Drake, or Rihanna and steering them into house territory. This is the only one on Manoo‘s SoundCloud that breaks that formula, creating a midtempo bounce that snugly fits the vocals like a… suit and tie, I suppose?
No release information has been given yet, but I am hoping we’re only one more nooma remix away from seeing a bundled release.