If by now you don’t half expect ’90s R&B samples to find their way into any future house track you listen to, then you haven’t been paying attention. R3hab and Quintino might be a little late to the future house game, but they’re picking it up fast – and their new collaboration, “Freak,” draws from classic inspirations.
To be specific, the track features a sped-up acapella from Adina Howard’s sultry 1995 R&B classic “Freak Like Me.” The warm synths driving the arrangement hint at the pan flute and steel drum sounds of tropical house, with a soaring synth lead giving it an added measure of mass appeal.
As far as Howard herself, she still puts out music as well. As recently as last fall she released a new single titled “Bad 4 Me,” which while not as provocative as “Freak Like Me,” proves that she can definitely still sing.
After listening to R3hab and Quintino’s “Freak” in the SoundCloud player above, tell us what you think of the track in the comments section down below.