Maiysha Lays Down The ‘Hammer’…Gently


To say that Harlem SoulBounce loves Maiysha would be an understatement. Ever since we came across her music last year, and had the chance to sit down and chat with her on the heels of her GRAMMY nomination, she's been like family. And while we won't see eye-to-eye on everything (GRAMMY outfit), we will almost always agree on the music. Besides, it's what we love most about Maiysha--that she's not afraid to color outside the soul music lines, infusing liberal amounts of rock, punk and folk into her debut album This Much Is True.

For the month of September, the former Ford model is taking up residency at Living Room here in NYC every Wednesday, and mixing up the sound for each show. Fans of the album already know that one of the standout tracks is the remake of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer." Last night, during an acoustic live set, Mai broke that song, and Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone," down to their bare essence, mesmerizing the crowd. Below, in video form, is the "Sledgehammer (Plush)" remix. Take a look, and hopefully, like me us, you'll fall in love all over again.

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5 Responses

  1. Fly joint right here..............My only problem is I am sick of artist making better remixes then the original song:)

  2. That's just the behind-the-scenes of the recording. Just wait until we give you the OFFICIAL "Sledgehammer: Plush" video next month! Until then, love you, Soulbounce!

  3. I'll admit i was never a fan of the original track ... but this, and the version on the album, are fantastic!

  4. where can I download the remix?

  5. We actually did five (yes, FIVE) remakes of "Sledgehammer", and released them on an EP exclusive to iTunes. Glad you enjoy it!