TOKiMONSTA, the increasingly prominent LA producer and DJ, brings you this remix as a part of Verve Remixed: The First Ladies, a forthcoming compilation of contemporary producers remixing classic female-fronted jazz acts. Here, TOKiMONSTA takes on a track by Stan Getz and João Gilberto with vocals by Astrud Gilberto, the bossa nova legend of “Girl From Ipanema” fame, whom TOKiMONSTA calls “one of a few artists that really shaped the musician I am today.” The remix maintains the sensual tone of the original while injecting it with a healthy dose of trap drums and chilled-out synths. TOKiMONSTA shifts the vocals sparingly and cleverly repurposes Getz’s saxophone for the remix’s hook, smoothly intertwining the two key aspects of the original. Stream the remix below and watch out for Verve Remixed: The First Ladies, which also features the likes of Toro Y Moi and Bassnectar, out July 16th on Verve.
Stream: Stan Getz and João Gilberto, “Corcovado (TOKiMONSTA Remix)”