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.

-Scott

@scottbradlee

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: