Remember This Classic 2006 Breakup Song? It's Been Turned into a Dance Song by Le Youth
Two days ago in a thoughtful tribute to all women on International Women’s Day, Kaskade quietly uploaded a brand new song to his Soundcloud profile, “Woman,” a track that samples Whitney Houston’s iconic “I’m Every Woman.” A nineties track revived with a stylistic twist that is distinctly Kaskade, “Woman” appears a creative coupling of past and present auditory elements.
Likened to Kaskade by his re-mastering of another throwback hit is Le Youth, the LA based DJ/producer perhaps best known by “Cool,” a sampling from Cassie’s 2006 single, “Me & U.” Le Youth remains rooted in the year to pull from it his most recently adopted sample, Paula DeAnda’s poignant “Walk Away,” breakup anthem from 2006.
“I love the original, but it didn’t work for the club, Le Youth admitted in a statement emailed to Billboard. And indeed, the original is a comparatively slower, more ballad like approach. Yet the success of the Le Youth version is its ability to flawlessly transform the heartfelt classic into a sped up spinoff one would expect to hear in a club setting, an adaptation that could not have been mastered any more smoothly. As confirmed by the song, linked below, Le Youth’s re-imagination is a take from which no one would “Walk Away.”