Toronto-based flautist Jef Kearns follows up his recent single Hazy (#77 on Norway’s iTunes Top 100 Soul and RnB Chart and Top 10 on the UK Soul Chart) with a modernized take on Leon Haywood’s 1974 release, “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You.”
“Like many, I knew this song growing up as Dr. Dre’s sample on ‘Nothing But a G Thang’ but I recently dug deeper on the source material,” Kearns says.
Jef’s flute performance sears with sexiness and serves as lightning to vocalist Alana Bridgewater’s (Toronto’s production of We Will Rock You) thunderous amount of soul.
Jef enlisted the production genius of long-time collaborator Douglas Romanow who threw a nod at the original with vintage keyboards from the 70s era but also drew from every era since with elements such as real vinyl scratching, live bass and a 90s inspired groove with modern production sounds.
Mastering by Grammy Award winner Randy Merrill (Silk Sonic’s Leave the Door Open) further elevates the track.