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Rahsaan Patterson Taps Quentin Harris To Add Electronic Heat To ‘I Try’ & ‘Heroes & Gods’

More than likely, famed singer-songwriter Rahsaan Patterson is your favorite soul singer's favorite soul singer. That doesn't mean that he doesn't like to branch out beyond the borders of the genre. In fact, his most recent album Heroes & Gods featured deliciously experimental grooves such as "Silly Love Fool" and "Soldier." He's now taking a couple tracks from the project — "I Try" and the set's title track — and bringing them directly to the dance floor with reimaginings from in-demand house producer Quentin Harris.

"I Try" gets the bounciest of the remixes, with Quentin taking the mid-tempo cut and dressing it up in synths, hi-hats and a smokin' hot rhythm. The sped-up BPM and effective editing of the vocal adds to the original's urgency as he pleads his case for love. They also make it impossible to not dance to, with the kinetic energy of the track urging anyone who listens to move their feet in accordance. "Heroes & Gods" already had a house backbone, with its four-on-the-floor rhythm setting up things from the very beginning and electronic flourishes adding an industrial feel to the affair. Quentin seizes upon this for his remix, incorporating guitar and other sounds that add a sort of mysticism to the song. The percussion arrangement, on the other hand, keeps the rhythm pumping throughout the six-minute journey.

You can listen to Quentin Harris' remix of the tracks below. After you do that, be sure to show Rahsaan Patterson some support and love by pre-saving and pre-ordering the tracks before their official release on September 3rd.


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