Swedish producer Ted Jorgensen, aka Van Heden presents his dance rework of Mary J. Blige’s classic R&B track ‘Family Affairs’. Adding his own house-esque signature to successfully remix this track as a club thriller, Heden gets our attention as an up-and-coming producer to keep an eye on.
Simplistic plucks before drum loops and FX kick off this remix. Tension builds with the famous Blige vocal stem woven over the top. Synths and other instrumentation enter the mix as Heden demonstrates his studio skills with smooth filtering and manipulation of the vocal between drop sections and down-tempo break segments.
Thanks to careful sample selection and driving percussive elements, balanced with a solid house kick drum, Van Heden treats listeners to a rework that is highly danceable. This is certain to grab people’s ears in the clubs and will appeal to house DJ’s. It is immediately recognisable as an updated house version of the beloved 2001 track from Blige’s album ‘No More Drama’.
With an abundance of energy and plenty of appeal for both contemporary R&B and dance music fans, this is a remix sure to intrigue many listeners. We look forward to hearing what the future brings for this creative Australia-based producer, honing his sound nicely on his music production journey.
Check out Mary J. Blige – Family Affairs (Van Heden Remix), here: