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[REMIX] Pixie Lott "What Do You Take Me For" (Benji Boko Remix)


Pixie Lott is coming on strong with her new single "What Do You Take Me For" that is taken from her new LP, "Young Foolish Happy." It's an exuberant little number that features rhymes by rapper Pusha T. The song unveils Lott's "soulful" new pop direction that she concocted while working on her new album in Los Angeles for most of 2011.

"Young Foolish Happy" includes collaborations with a slew of impressive producers and writers, including the legendary Stevie Wonder and soul man John Legend. It appears her new single "What Do You Take Me For" is indicative of her progressive new pop sound. The song was written by Lott together with Anne Preven, Chris Merecer and Terence Thornton, and it was produced by London dubstep champ Rusko who adds a bit of spit and shine to Lott's sultry pop sheen.

Rising UK DJ/producer Benji Boko gave Lott's original a fresh new twist of his own. Without straying too far from the original "What Do You Take Me For," he incorporates a bumping and hypnotic new groove that is a perfect fit for Lott's confident girl power anthem.

Boko admits that he wasn't sure what to do when he was first asked to remix the track. "My manager called me a few weeks back asking if I'd do a remix for Pixie Lott," he writes. "Must admit, I was a little wary as it didn't fit in with my style at all, but as soon as he said Pusha T from Clipse was featured, I was on the next bus to the studio. This is the result of that long night. I'm pretty chuffed with it."

This proves once again that the best things in music happen when you least expect them.

October 31, 2011 | Permalink