Japanese producer turned LA beat scene phenom starRo (Shinya Mizoguchi) released the latest in his rapidly growing roster of R&B remixes today, a celestial take on Frank Ocean’s At Your Best (You Are Love). At Your Best, itself an Aaliyah cover, joins starRo’s reworkings of– in the last six months alone– jams from the old school (Mary J. Blige), the new school (Jesse Boykins III) and the Carter-Knowles dynasty (Yoncé). Though starRo modestly claims that his objective with the remix was merely “not to ruin the…too beautiful already” source material, he deftly maneuvers Ocean’s spare, syrupy-slow cover into future bass territory– slightly sped up and showered in cascading synths, but soul very much still in tact.
Get sensual with starRo at one (or both!) of his performances at upcoming IHC shows: