With a certain trio of Funky Divas dropping a new single and Kelly Rowland looking to discover the next Destiny's Child, we've been feeling nostalgic and craving more tunes from our favorite '90s girl groups. Naturally, being lovers of all things bounce-worthy, the original R&B bad girls Total are on that list. The trio epitomized Bad Boy's hip hop soul sound with vocal talent and edgy style to boot. Unfortunately, we haven't really heard any newness from them since the turn of the century. But Sophistislap king Trackademicks recently pulled "Kissing You" out of the vaults and reworked the Raphael Saadiq-produced hit, making us feel like we're hearing it for the first time.
Unlike the song's original Puff Daddy-featuring remix ("Kissin' You / Oh Honey"), the Bay Area producer quickens the pace and flips the ballad into an electro-house jam with a slight trace of disco funk. Bypassing the verses and opting instead to build around the chorus, he crafts a crisp synth-led arrangement boosted by thumping drums, bass and guitar. Honestly, the infectious result has had us jamming all day long.
Grab your boo/bae/crush and groove along with the remix below. The track is taken from his upcoming The [Re]Mixtape Vol. 4, but until the album drops, he's giving away this loosie for free. Afterwards, keep scrolling to hear Trackademicks' latest original work "Aries" (the first in a series inspired by each month's Zodiac sign). As for our girls Kima, Keisha and Pam? They'll be on stage for the upcoming Bad Boy Reunion Tour, so we're crossing our fingers that they'll come through with at least one new track for the fans.