This is a pretty darn good remix of What Is This Thing Called Love, the Keely Smith jazz classic by Mocean Worker. It’s starts pretty upbeat and gets into frenetic territory. Not in a bad way but in a pretty darn good way. This remix is off of the Electro Lounge 2 disc which has music by other jazz legends including Julie London, Les Baxter, Martin Denny among others. Mocean Worker was the perfect person to do this remix and this remix definitely sounds like some of the stuff he’s done on his own albums so it turns out to be a winning remix here. The original What Is This Thing Called Love song by Keely Smith is on the Swingin’ Pretty album. Both below.
So if you are at all into the Verve Remixed series I would hunt this disc down as some of the remixes on here are pretty darn good. It’s out of print now but I’m sure you can still find at amazon or other places that sell used music.
Here’s the entire track list for the Electro Lounge 2 disc:
Dr. No’s Fantasy [Mark Sinclair Rmx] by Elliott Fisher
Triste [P'tahh Rmx] by Howard Roberts
Come On-A My House/Hot Toddy [Rip-Off Artist Rmx] by Julie London
What Is This Thing Called Love [Mocean Worker Rmx] by Keely Smith
I Spy [Lunatic Calm Rmx] by Earl Hagen
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [Banco De Gaia Rmx] by Mallet Men And Their Orchestra
Quiet Village [Justin Robertson Revtone Rmx] by Martin Denny
Hong Kong Cable Car [Slipper Rmx] by Les Baxter And His Orchestra
Drivin’ Around The Block [Plaid Rmx] by Dickie Harrell
Voodoo Drams [The Light Rmx] by Les Baxter And His Orchestra
Sunken City [Loop Guru Rmx] by Les Baxter
The Mod Squad Theme [Champagne Charlie Rmx] by Al Caiola
Pyramid Of The Sun [Ian Pooley Rmx] by Les Baxter
What Is This Thing Called Love by Keely Smith
What Is This Thing Called Love (Mocean Worker Remix) by Keely Smith
Posted in 2001, Album, Single.
– September 15, 2009