The world can’t get enough of D’angelo. Will he release new music? Does it already exist? The yet-unanswered tortured questions of “when?!” are imbedded in the pixelized foundation of internet music msgboard posts. While fans wait in the wings with baited breath and hopes that the date draws near, breaking future producers turn to the past; remixing, chopping and sampling what seemingly little they have access to. Such edits and reworks are often released on the low or only get aired during live/radiio mixes and performances [like Nicolas Jaar last night at BoilerRoom].

With the first ever, two-man-show featuring ?uestlove and D’angelo scheduled tonight at Brooklyn Bowl, a wake of questions are sure to follow. For now a glimpse at some of our favorite Okayfuture flavored remixes.

1) Glitchy trap & juke producer from Kentucky, BootySweat and “One Mo’gin.”


2) Red Bull Music Academy alum Ishfaq on a clean, broken beat remix of “Left and Right” (free download on Soundcloud).

2+3) Everything-golden-boy James Blake live in the mix over his CMYK “I’ll Stay” instrumental for BBC during his “Harmonimix” days, and “Left & Right” (Harmonimix) as played on BBC Radio 1, Rob da Bank – ‘One On One Off,’ 2012-02-04.

4) Club king and Night Slug, L-Vis 1990 with a dubbed-out dancefloor take on “Untitled (How Does It Feel).”

Spotted at Hyptrak

5) Phenomenal low-end beat maestro B. Lewis put “Three Prong Exit”, chopping up “Me & Those Dreamin’ Eyes” on his free beat tape, “Mercury Backburner” available for free download via our friends at MOOVMNT.


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