Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Suit & Tie’ has already got some seriously stellar production courtesy of Timbaland, Harmon, and Timberlake himself, but the current champion of house – Julio Bashmore – thought he could twist things up in an interesting way. The original had some addicting interplay between a sample of a penguin sliding all over a piano’s keyboard (or at least that’s how I like to think the sound was recorded) and what sounds like a submarine’s sonar system. That’s dropped in favour of some straightforward house percussion, including classic 808 toms. It’s not adventurous, but it works when paired with the harshly slowed down piano chords and vocals.
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