When GoldLink dropped his debut album, And After That We Didn’t Talk, earlier this year, he offered up a refreshing take on hip hop, a genre that, for too long, has been mired in a super seriousness focused more on tough talk and less on having a good time. AATWDT is one of a handful of albums that incorporate left-of-center production to create a hip hop album that you can listen and dance to. It’s only fitting, then, that the entire set get’s the remix treatment.
And After That We Didn’t Talk: The Remixes features remixes of 10 of the original album’s 11 tracks, with “Dark Skin Women,” “Dance On Me” and “Late Night” receiving the lion’s share of the remix treatment (each receives three new spins a piece). We got our first taste of the project with Louis Futon‘s fresh take on the Anderson .Paak-featuring “Unique,” which instantly made it onto our Summer ’16 playlist. More hotness awaits on the collection, with producers like Pomo, Chris McClenney, Graves and Shagabond mixing up the groove and making each song sound even more dance floor-ready. One of the biggest standouts is what McClenney does with “Dark Skin Women,” which morphs from a gospel-tinged, horn-blasting number to a nightclub slick burner with synths and rubbery bass. Elsewhere, Falcons changes “Late Night” from a slow-burning slow jam contemplation into a stuttering and stopping piece with quirky percussion changes that flirts with trap.
The whole set is just another excuse to dive back into GoldLink’s world. You can stream And After That We Didn’t Talk: The Remixes in full below and pick up your copy on iTunes.