One of Bob Marley & The Wailer’s most famous tracks is currently riding high in the deep house charts, thanks to a hot new remix by Jamie Odell aka Jimpster. The house producer’s version of ’400 Years’ [track No.2 in the player below] features the reggae king’s trademark vocals as well as some groovy reggae drum hits.
Jimpster’s remix is part of ‘Bob Marley & The Wailers – Roots, Rock, Remixed’, the first remix album to receive the blessing of the Marley family.
Jimpster’s use of Marley’s vocals is understated, and chooses only to feature them occasionally, as well as in the breakdown.
“We thought there was a lack of quality Bob Marley remixes for the underground,” said David Hargis, co-producer and VP of A&R at rockr music, which spearheaded the project.
“There have been a few high profile, mass market projects, but we wanted to present something for dance club audiences.
“There’s a lot of warmth and humanity in these songs.
“None sound too electronic or far from the analog originals. Everyone who worked on this project had deep respect for the music.”
Some sexy trumpets and a laidback, funk driven groove ensure that Jimpster’s remix will be one of the biggest deep house tracks of the year – it’s currently No.1 in Beatport’s download chart.