Monday, March 21, 2011

Chillax Trax : Aloe Blacc - Billie Jean

The 2nd coming of soul...

 Aloe Blacc instantaneously engrossed me when I first heard his soulful track 'I need a dollar' on the hit HBO show "How To make it in America" . Soon after, I found myself scouring the internet for any and all information I could find about him. I stumbled across this, a beautiful rendition of Micheal Jackson's "Billie Jean". It's certainly an interesting take, the way he's stripped down the original embodiment to the basics, only leaving the soul. A slow walking bass-line, minimalist drum usage and Aloe Blacc's ardent vocals have created a cover that will stop you in your tracks


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