We at SoulBounce are getting hip to the “Disgo” sound created by Christopher “Coolout” Davis. “What’s Disgo?” you ask? A sound defined by Coolout as “faster than hip-hop, slower than house, still 4-on-the floor.” The Philadelphia-based DJ-producer-artist also puts the sound in the “more future, less retro, still funky and soulful” box, noting such SB faves as Pomo and Kaytranada as contemporaries.
After an intro like that, how could one stay away from the Coolout/Disgo Remix of “Alright” from the masterpiece that is Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814? You’ll be happy you took a swig of this Kool-Aid. Upon pushing play, the tune immediately packs some serious bass. Within moments, the kick snare melody gets accented with handclaps and Ms. Jackson’s angelic voice, which sounds as crisp as in the original rendition but occasionally delivered in a cappella smoothness.
Despite a moody tempo and some deeper, darker elements, “Alright (Coolout/Disgo Remix)” remains a feel-good jaunt forward with this retro rhythm. Add it to your collection via a free download on SoundCloud or support the artist at Legitmix.