Soundcloud Surfing is a weekly feature that is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of focusing on the brand new music, we dig into the Soundcloud archives and pull out some gems. Enjoy, and check out previous editions here.
Tomorrow, February 23, will be the 15th anniversary of TLC’s incredibly successful FanMail album. It was the group’s third album, released after a five year hiatus, and was an immediate hit, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and spending five (non-consecutive) weeks there, as well as including huge singles “No Scrubs” and Unpretty.”
The album’s influence stretches across not only the R&B landscape but far beyond, as TLC’s whole catalog has become the fodder for countless remixes and edits by electronic producers of all stripes. Here are six of the best, plus one gorgeous cover by Fleet Foxes.
Kaytranada with the moody, low-down edit on this one.
Beachside vibes from Bixel Boys, who even add in some sax.
Another restrained, chilled out remix perfect for late night driving.
Mashing up “Silly Ho” with a Dro Carey beat, Oneman takes things in an unexpected but awesomely creepy direction.
Not for everyone, but at 2am in a club, this would go off.
Smooth, jazz-lounge feels on this seductive remix.
BONUS: TLC’s “Waterfalls” re-made as a folk song. Okay then. We’ll take that.