New Video! “Ignition (Remix)” Goes 1940s Swing – ft. Rayvon Owen

It’s Thursday again, and we’ve got a much anticipated PMJ debut today! Meet Rayvon Owen, joining us to help put a swingin’ 1940’s spin on R. Kelly’s “Remix to Ignition.”  We guarantee that this is the absolute classiest way to hear this tune


Download / Order “Ignition (remix)” from our ‘PMJ and Chill’ album:

Rayvon's effortless voice combines a soulful John Legend-like tone with phrasing elements of classic crooners like Frank Sinatra on this video.  It's fitting, then, that Sinatra's 100th birthday would have been only a few days from now.  And, although I can't speak for the Chairman of the Board, I'm pretty sure he would agree that after the party is the afterparty, too.

For this arrangement, I want to capture the hard swinging feel found in so many Sinatra arrangements and combine it with elements of hiphop and modern day r&b.  If you listen to the horns carefully, you'll hear a bit of Nelson Riddle and - in the breakdown - a bit of Dr. Dre.  Although those two might seem unrelated at first, they were both responsible for creating a production style that came to define a genre.

Rayvon was a natural choice to bring these two traditions together, and he's one of the most polished young performers that I've ever worked with.  Every take he recorded was a winner; this is a real voice to watch. For more Rayvon, visit his YouTube channel and say hi to him on Facebook.



p.s. in case you haven't seen the original version of this song, I've posted it below.  If you HAVE seen the original, enjoy the nostalgia:



  • Farah

    Oh my goodness it’s awesome I absolutely love it! By the way i’m looking forward to your video with the #pmjsearch winner, hope you’ll release it next thursday 🙂

  • Rich Martinez

    Hey, man! I have to admit I was a bit concerned at what you were up to. You know the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I like what you’re doing here. Keep it up.

  • Raff

    Very cool !

  • Cheryl

    I’m completely blown away by Rayvon’s classy version of this song. He truly has proved that he can sing any style of music and make it sound absolutely amazing! I am in awe of him and his amazing talent. He is going to take the music industry by storm and rise straight to the top. I’m so proud to support this amazing guy!

  • Jessica

    AMAZING! I was like “Ignition??” Really???? I wonder how that is going to sound but you and the band and the artist NEVER cease to amaze me AND YOU DID IT AND IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  • brad

    That’s one great debut! Plus the arrangement is such that I can hear at least a half a dozen pmj singers who could do this live. Brilliant.