The 1999 single “Bills, Bills, Bills” wasn’t Destiny’s Child’s first hit, but it was the track that turned them into a gleaming future-pop machine, and today it stands as a classic of R&B’s undyingly awesome herky-jerk digital-sheen era. James Blake, whose love of that era is no secret, recorded a remix of the track a few years ago under his Harmonix alias, and has now just shared a download via Soundcloud. It’s a dramatic overhaul — pitching down the group’s vocals, adding fast-ride drums, and giving the whole thing an itchily playful feel. Download his version below.
- Destiny’s Child – “Bills (James Blake Remix)”Download
If this remix doesn’t lead to you immediately rewatching the “Bills, Bills, Bills” video, you’re doing it wrong.