A full-on 1990s house music renaissance seems inevitable, given such 2012 releases as Tensnake‘s “Mainline,” Little Boots‘ “Every Night I Say A Prayer,” Scissor Sisters‘ “Let’s Have A Kiki” and Bright Light Bright Light‘s “Feel It.” Adding to the mix is British pop singer Katy B, with her Jessie Ware- and Geeneus-featuring “Aaliyah.” (Yes, as in that Aaliyah.) Lyrically, the late R&B icon known affectionately as “Baby Girl” — whose career, of course, also dates back to the ’90s — plays the fictitious part of a man-stealing diva, who Katy begs to keep her mitts off her object of affection.
“With every move you make, you know you’ve got him transfixed,” Katy and Jessie concede. Call it an homage with a dark, original twist — something we feel Aaliyah would have gotten a real kick out of. Listen below.