This past summer was certainly the season of Balearic disco remixes. Some of our favorite producers like Perseus and Coleco turned pop and R&B hits from the more recent past into refreshed and reimagined tracks. Part II of the “Perfect Summer Day Series” does a great job of showcasing this trend (and features another Balearic remix of Aaliyah’s ‘Rock The Boat’ by Coleco). One would expect that once the warm sun passed, we’d see these pop reimaginations dwindle off — apparently that is not the case.
German production outfit/producers/djs/performers Satin Jackets have taken Aaliyah’s epic track ‘Rock The Boat’ and given it the Balearic treatment. Though the original track is strong on its own, this version gives the tempo a tiny boost while keeping the sexy tropical vibe that made this song so popular. The breadth of different types of music coming from Satin Jackets, from remixes to original tracks, has been so varied; they’ve done a great job of keeping us on our toes and not knowing what to anticipate every time we find a new track of theirs.