Everyone with a pulse remembers Haddaway’s 1993 dance classic, What Is Love, which was forever immortalized in the famous Saturday Night Live “Roxbury Guys” sketch and the subsequent movie, A Night At The Roxbury. In 2013, singer/songwriter Jaymes Young delivered a stunning downtempo cover. Now, Phoenix-based producer Y//2//K and Toronto’s Yung Death Ray have given it the perfect future bass rework.
The duo has carefully tweaked Young’s mellow and laid-back soundscape, taking his soft, sweet vocals, chopping them, looping them, and adding a dose of peaceful euphoria. Featuring R&B-esque percussive elements and a flowing tranquility, the song is a soothing, cathartic trip through familiar lyrics with an impossible-to-resist vibe.
Grab the free download here, and check out Young’s original cover down below.