Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z collaborating, is a big deal, in a middle of the mall, corporate synergy way. It’s an entirely expected collaboration between two megastars with very few surprises. The beat is pleasant, Timberlake calls a woman “good looking” and there’s a unearned feeling of “classiness” throughout the whole thing.
Tokimonsta remixing “Suit and Tie” adds drama to the song and some weirdness. Her mix speeds up the normally slow song and adds a four on the floor, house feel. There’s a lil soul clap through the song, that’s internationally recognized as an invitation to get up and vibe. Who wouldn’t wanna dance after hearing this remix? Serial killers, that’s who. Soulless bastards.
Check out Toki’s remix here. Her new album’s due really soon (in April) so get ready for a whole lot of energy, dance, and awesome vibes.- Arianna Aviram