I like? Correction – I LOVE the way Postmodern Jukebox cover Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ all “vintage-y”.
A mix of recent pop songs with jazz and other genre variations – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox present an alternate history of pop music perfectly!
Most popular for his music videos on YouTube, American composer Scott Bradlee and his music collective Postmodern Jukebox, have had their videos viewed well over a hundred million times. From educating audiences about 20th century music styles; commenting on the elasticity of pop music; confounding cultural context to uniting generations – he’s just straight up breaking the rules.
Pop hits of the present performed á la pop hits of the past. Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’ assayed as a doo-wop wonder; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ‘Thrift Shop’ tricked out in flapper jazz. Even Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk In Love’ has rendered a 1940’s big-band standard. (Approved by the Queen B herself!)
Now the young producer has teamed up with the incredibly talented jazz vocalist Ariana Savalas to transform what was once a contemporary R&B hit made popular by the Blackstreet’s in the ’90s into something Jessica Rabbit may have performed at the legendary Patty Cake Lounge.
This cover is so sultry I can imagine it ringing out in the corner of a smoke filled ’40s jazz club now. Enjoy!