How To Dress Well (Tom Krell) has long been a vocal proponent of mainstream R&B—he’s cited the Dream and Janet Jackson as inspiration in past interviews—so it’s fitting that his mix for Diplo & Friends’ Saturday Night BBC takeover involved both these singers and more. (Also fitting that he started it with Janet, seeing as she just released a great new song.) Over the course of two hours, Krell moves from Babyface to N Sync to Fleetwood Mac—not R&B, but “Beautiful Child,” is one of the saddest, prettiest songs ever recorded—to Shalamar. Listen to the whole mix at BBC, and watch How To Dress Well on FADER TV below.
June 22, 2015