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Pepe Mogt (left) and MC Lyte
Pepe Mogt, the man who puts the Fussible in Bostich + Fussible, has put life back into MC Lyte's 1991 single “When In Love.”
What's not to love about a hip-hop throwback where one of the greatest femcees gets a Latinsizer makeover by Tijuana's beloved Nortec pioneer? The remix is like a fresh, mouth-watering steak grilled a la Tijuana served in a warm homemade tortilla. When I first heard it, I did the happy dance – you know, the one when you eat something so yummy.
Moreover, the track reminded me why MC Lyte is 'Lyte as a Rock.' Great music always goes on repeat, inspires and makes you want to dig the crates -- well the YouTube crates, that is. And Mogt's remix of "When In Love" did just that.
Dita Quiñones: Where were you or what creative zone were you in when you remixed MC Lyte's "When In Love"?
Pepe Mogt: I was in a really down mood. I was composing a track for Latinsizer – my all electronic music project – and found in my vinyls an a capella of MC Lyte and I played along with this track. And the magic was produced – both fitted great together.
DQ: Are you an MC Lyte fan or was it just one of those songs that just worked?
PM: I remember that song from the '90s but I wasn't into it. But, now it's a different story.
DQ: I love your take on remixing old school hip-hop songs. Can we expect more this year?
PM: I am working on new material for Latinsizer.
DQ: Would you ever remix newer rappers like Wiz Khalifa or a Rick Ross track?
DQ: How would you describe your "When In Love" remix to those who haven't heard it?
PM: MC Lyte is one of the first female rappers to release a full solo album and Latinsizer is an electronic music project based on analog synthesizers, '80s drum machines, a bit of square 4x4 music. So, the blending of this sound – a bit bizarre.
DQ: I wonder if MC Lyte has heard it? How's the response been?
PM: She didn't. I really did this for the love for music, not for making money of of it, just jamming
Get a synthesizer injection of love serum with Latinsizer's remix of “When In Love.”
Dita Quiñones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, FOX News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter.