In 1999 Destiny’s Child released their sophomore album, The Writing’s on the Wall. The album earned Destiny’s Child six Grammy nominations and went eight times platinum in the United States. On this album Destiny’s Child took more control in the production and writing process.
Nearly 15 years later in 2014, Danish DJ duo Borneland took an equally creative approach on their remix of “Bug-a-Boo”. On the original track, you can hear interpolations of Toto’s “Child’s Anthem”. But the remix goes in a different direction. The infectious bassline gives the track an evolved sound.
From the moment you hear Beyonce sing, “You make me wanna…” you’ll be hooked on this track. What makes this remix even more impressive it was Borneland’s first official release.
Borneland wrote on their SoundCloud pagewhy they decided to take a completely different approach on their remix of “Bug-a-Boo”:
The first release often ends up completely different from the original idea, due to the fact that one has so many expectations… All these imaginations, combined with perfectionism, one ends up spending too much time on details and the original idea disappears – this is a shame! To avoid this (unnecessary) “first-time-nervousness”, we chose to start out with something as silly (to us at least), but classic, as a different version of “Bug a Boo” by Destiny’s Child.
As a matter of fact, did you know that Beyoncé, LeToya, LaTavia and Kelly Rowland did exactly the same thing in the making of their single? Try listening to the original “Bug a Boo”- single and you will find clear references to Toto’s classic from 1978 “Child’s Anthem”.