Recently I've heard quite a few of Chaka Khan's pre "Ain't Nobody" tracks on the online radio station at work, which has got me inspired to work on one or two.....
"What Cha' Gonna Do For Me" was Produced by 11 time Grammy winner Arif Mardin (who successfully Produced literally hundreds of artists covering virtually all musical genres), this is a great example of early 80's R&B....which became the influence for so much of the late 80's British Soul that was so incredibly popular. Prior to 1983 this was one of Chaka Khan's biggest hits, then in 1983 "Ain't Nobody" followed in 1984 by the mega-hit "I Feel For You" virtually buried her previous works. Now tracks like this are generally only heard in rotation on Online Classic Soul stations.
I took the original version (as there was no long version) and gave it just a bit more length via an Intro/Outro. I also felt that a slightly more aggressive rhythm track was appropriate along with some subtle effects. Finally I tempo corrected the track (which ranged from 105 at the beginning to 108 at the end) to a solid 108 BPM.
I truly hope you guys dig listening and using this classic R&B Jam as much as I did creating it....
Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Created: April 2014
Intro: 32 Beats
Outro: 32/32 Beats
I am DJ FreddyG, Creative Genius of Digital Visions Edits. I'm an old skool professional Club DJ turned Remixer....offering DJ Friendly edits to DJ's worldwide.