This week’s throwback is D.J. and producer Armand Van Helden, who in 1999 released an album entitled 2 Future 4 U.
1. Flowerz (feat Roland Clark)
The Boston born Van Helden’s first notable track came in 1994, “Witch Doktor”, a Strictly Rhythm release, and after his Number 1 remix of Tori Amos’ “Professional Widow” in 1996, much of the dance music world was fixated on him. Armand, who recently showed me almost every one of his 200+ cover stories from 1990s dance music mags (quite a collection), can filter just about any sound and style into his music, and has notably done it with speed garage, drum and bass, hip hop, funk, techno, and disco. Continuing to champion the raw energy of New York City right now as one half of Duck Sauce (with a soon to be released album), enjoy this week’s classic from 2 Future 4 U, on the groove tip with a jazz-funk bassline, Flowerz.