Snakehips – “After I Met You”

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Since their ambitious introduction last year with the George Maple featuring summer jam “On & On,” the London-based producer duo Snakehips have been churning out similarly tenacious, slinky and sensual dancehall bangers like the CL Smooth and Pete Rock sample (“It’s a Love Thing”) behind “Forever” or the Sinead Harnett-assisted “No Other Way.” On the newest track by Snakehips, “After I Met You,” a track frequented by the producers during their live sets, the duo tackle two gloriously underrated R&B gems from the early 2000’s: Cheri Dennis‘ “I Love You” and Jennifer Lopez‘s “Get Right.”

Cheri Dennis’ careening chorus kicks off the track, spliced between trembling, 16-bit synth and hard-hitting bass. Snakehips have an ostensible knack for delving into the past to resurface almost-forgotten musical artifacts, re-contextualizing them for a younger, more enraptured audience. The vocal stem sounds fresh and re-invigorated on “After I Met You,” but the real kicker happens just after the two minute marker, when the windswept, multi-layered vocal work of J-Lo bumps up the BPM and shatters the suspended pause in a bevy of cowbell and syncopated drum pads. Check out music videos by each respective R&B diva below Snakehips‘ “After I Met You.”

 

Angel E. Fraden

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