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Bob Marley Gets a Remix: Jamming (Fisher Rework)

The undisputed reggae king, Bob Marley, is no stranger to posthumous remixes. His timeless catalogue offers a treasure trove of grooves for producers to reimagine. The latest entry is “Jamming (Fisher Rework)” by Australian DJ FISHER, currently sitting at number one on the Beatport charts.

This rework takes the iconic 1977 anthem and injects a dose of contemporary tech house. The original’s infectious energy is translated through a bumping four-on-the-floor beat and pulsing bassline. Marley’s vocals remain untouched, a welcome nod to the song’s legacy.

However, for some listeners, the “Fisher Rework” might feel a touch uninspired. The electronic elements, while competent, offer a relatively basic foundation compared to the rich tapestry of the original. The signature guitar skanks and the interplay between drums and percussion are absent, leaving a sonic space that some might find lacking in depth.

One wonders if the rework necessarily elevates the original. “Jamming” already possessed an undeniable dancefloor magic thanks to its infectious groove and Marley’s uplifting message. The “Fisher Rework” undeniably delivers a club-ready version, but it sacrifices some of the original’s sonic textures and nuanced instrumentation.

Perhaps the track’s chart success speaks to the enduring power of Marley’s music. Even a straightforward rework can find an audience hungry for a familiar classic reinterpreted for a modern soundscape. Whether it adds something new to the original is certainly debatable.

You can buy Jamming (Fisher Rework) here or wherever you get your music.