I didn’t really listen to contemporary music until I entered high school in 2000. As such, I missed the boat on a lot of music that people my age have strong ties to. Case in point, I was out with some female friends one day when Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” came on. They were actually kind of mortified when I didn’t know every word, even more so when I told them I wasn’t sure I’d heard the song before. So here’s my way of making it up to them. This is the Klaxons covering Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” on Radio 1.
MP3: Klaxons – No Diggity (Blackstreet)
The Klaxons are actually scarily good at this cover. Like, really good at it. They keep it simple: drums and guitar during the verses with that infamous piano banging to accentuate it nicely. One curious thing, however; once their accents come to the surface, I realized how much of Lily Allen’s style is jacked from mid-90s R&B.