Sneaker Snob Remixes Tinashe’s ‘2 On’


Alt-R&B songstress Tinashe is only weeks away from dropping her debut album, Aquarius. So far, most of the songs she’s previewed have been slow-burning bedroom grooves, which have been hot, but the one with a little more tempo was “2 On,” a party jam celebrating friends, fun and fiesta.

But now that track has been given a few extra beats courtesy of remixer Sneaker Snob. The self-described twentysomething is admittedly a fan of early Chicago and New York House house and some of its key innovators, including the late Frankie Knuckles, Marc “MK” Kinchen and Armand van Helden, and they can be heard on his rendition.

Tinashe’s breathy and seductive vocals work well with the melody laid out by Sneaker Snob, which is instantly ready for the floor. In fact, the tune almost enhances the soul factor of Tinashe’s voice while also broadening its pop appeal. And guest rapper Schoolboy Q gets a completely new voice full of deep bass, and almost worthy of the designation “chopped and screwed,” a genre within hip-hop popular in the mid ’00s.

Tinashe’s album is set to be in stores October 7 and we’re hoping this remix is at a club near you by Saturday night.