Sunshine Anderson: Heard It All Before (QSO Remix)
From Rebtuz Remixes Vol. 1 (2003)

Nas: Get Down (QSO Remix)
From Rebtuz Remixes Vol. 2 (2004)
(sound files courtesy Hua Hsu

DJs worth their salt know that the Rebtuz 12″s have been their secret weapon for club play since the first volume appeared last year. Each volume features 5-6 remixes and while there are some fine works on each (Vol. 2’s “Pushin’ Ronson” is another jammy jam), the QSO mixes that lead both volumes are the main attraction.

Quantic’s remix of Sunshine Anderson’s 2002 R&B hit works around a slick, funk track, making this song work across genre beautifully – you can drop this at a gully club, funk basement or outdoor park and it’s golden. Personally though, I’m loving the remix for Nas’ “Get Down” even more. You’d think, in 2004, the song would feel a little old by now, but this reggae-tinged track makes you feel like you’re hearing it for the first time.

Vol. 1 has been out of print for a minute but there are still a few copies of Vol. 2 still left out there. Don’t snooze.