by: Merita AppleHead, May 24, 2012
On February 20th, Austin Brown officially kicked off a series of Music Monday releases with “Write it On the Floor.” The song was originally done with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Beyonce & Aaliyah) and later remixed with the Backpack Kids (a writing group composed of himself, Tommy Parker and Scott Bruznak). I don’t tend to like remixes, like, at all, but “Write it On the Floor” proves to be an exception.
“Write it On the Floor” is a fun dance song that’s sure to get everyone off their butts and on the dance floor. I think my favorite thing about this song are the sounds that make up the beat you’re sure to be dancing to. It opens with a sound that reminds me of one of Superman’s pavement cracking landings. The Superman sound is followed up by what puts me in the mind of what a symphony of electric rubber bands must sound like. I’m pretty sure electric rubber bands don’t exist, but if they did, that’s definitely them featured in this song. There are several more sounds in this song I that I love, but if I listed them all the way I perceived them, you’d get a much too clear view into my imagination. And probably this review would become way too long. So, let’s just say this, the beat is dope.
Along with the fun dance beat, Austin delivers quality vocals and lyrics that inspire you to dance just as much as the music itself. I hope this song becomes somewhat of a party anthem. Or that song that comes on in the club that makes you stop talking mid-sentence and go “OHHHHHH!!!” in excitement. “Write it On the Floor” blasting while people tell their stories on the floor.
As for cons? It’s technically a remix, but we have yet to hear it in it’s original Darkchild form. Will we ever get to hear that version? I sure would like to.
Listen to Austin Brown’s “Write it On the Floor”…. HERE